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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I

(Born O.)

Gaines P. Kingsbury

(Ap'd O.)


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. Third Lieut., Mounted Rangers, July 1, 1832.

Served: on the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat  p528 of war;​a on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1833, — Ft. Gibson,

(Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Aug. 14, 1833)

I. T., and Expedition to Tow‑e‑ash Villages, 1834, — Ft. Leavenworth,

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, May 31, 1835)

Kan., 1834‑35, — Expedition through the Rocky Mountains, 1835, — and

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 4, 1836)

at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1835‑36; and on Recruiting service, 1836.

Resigned, Oct. 15, 1836.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in Wisconsin, 1836‑37. Agent for removal and settlement of the Indian Tribes to the west of Arkansas, 1837‑39.

Died, Aug. 15, 1839, in the Indian Territory: Aged 29.

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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