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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Jacob Brown​1

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1827, to July 1, 1832, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1832.

Served: on the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war;​a in garrison at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1833; as Acting Paymaster, Feb. 19 to July 31, 1833; and in garrison at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1833‑34,

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 21, 1834)

Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1834‑35, — and Hancock Barracks, Me., 1835‑36.

Resigned, July 31, 1836.

Civil History. — Served as Acting Paymaster of the Army in the Florida War, Jan. 4, 1840, to Oct. 24, 1841.

Died, Oct. 24, 1841, at St. Augustine, Fla.: Aged 29.

Buried, St. Augustine National Cemetery, St. Augustine, FL.

The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of Major-General Jacob Brown, General-in‑Chief of the U. S. Army.

Thayer's Note:

a The phrase "but not at (the) seat of war" occurs frequently in the Register in connection with the Black Hawk War; the explanation in most cases is the one given in the biographical sketch of James Monroe (q.v.).

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