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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Henry Swartwout​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., 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., 1832‑35, being Aide-de‑Camp to

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, Mar. 31, 1834)

Bvt. Brig.‑General Leavenworth, Mar. 21 to July 21, 1834; at the Military Academy, 1836‑42, — as Asst. Instructor of Artillery, May 4 to July 21, 1836, — as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, July 21, 1836,

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 7, 1838)

to May 18, 1837, — and as Quartermaster, May 18, 1837, to Sep. 1, 1842;

(Captain, 3d Infantry, Jan. 31, 1842)

in the Florida War, 1842; in garrison at Ft. Stansbury, Fla., 1842‑43, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1843‑44, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1844‑45; and

(Transferred to 2d Artillery, May 15, 1844)

Ft. Adams, R. I., 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, — at Reinosa, 1846, — and was engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847; on Recruiting service, 1847‑48; in garrison at Ft. Macon, N. C., 1848‑49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1850; in garrison at Castle Pinckney, S. C., 1851‑52; and in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1852.

Died, July 1, 1852, at Ft. Meade, Fla.: Aged 41.

The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of Colonel Robert Swartwout, Quartermaster-General, U. S. Army, in the War of 1812‑15.

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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