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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

George H. Griffin

(Ap'd Va.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1828, to July 1, 1832, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1832.

Served: on the "Black Hawk Expedition," but not at the seat of war;​a on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1833; on Recruiting

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, May 6, 1835)

service, 1833‑35; on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1835‑36, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1836, — and Camp Sabine, La., 1836; as Aide-de‑Camp

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 31, 1837)

to Bvt. Maj.‑General Gaines, Oct. 5, 1836, to July 4, 1838; and in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1838‑39, being engaged in

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, July 7, 1838)

the Battle of Okee-cho-bee, Dec. 25, 1837, — and as Asst. Adjutant-General of the Army of Florida, May 15, 1838, to Oct. 8, 1839.

Died, Oct. 8, 1839, at Tampa, Fla.: Aged 30.

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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