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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

William O. Kello

(Ap'd Va.)


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., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1832.

Served: on the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war;​a on frontier duty, at Ft. Jesup, La., 1833‑34, — Ft. Towson, I. T.,

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, Jan. 11, 1834)

1834‑36, — Camp Harkins, I. T., 1836, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1836‑37, —

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Nov. 15, 1836)

Ft. Jesup, La., 1837; and on Sabine River, La., 1837; on Recruiting

(Transferred to 8th Infantry, July 7, 1838)

service, 1838; on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Oswego, N. Y., 1838, — and Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1838‑40;

(Captain, 8th Infantry, May 1, 1839)

in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1840; in the Florida War, 1840‑41, 1841‑42; in garrison at Ft. Shannon, Fla., 1842‑43; and Ft. Marion, Fla., 1843‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; on Recruiting Service, 1846; and on sick leave of absence, 1846‑48.

Died, Jan. 27, 1848, in Southampton County, Va.: Aged 39.

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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