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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I

(Born Ten.)

Asbury Ury

(Ap'd Ten.)


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 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, Kan., 1834‑35, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1835, — Expedition to Arkansas River,

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, June 30, 1835)

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Mar. 3, 1837)

1835, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1835‑36; on Recruiting service, 1836‑37; and on sick leave of absence, 1837‑38.

Died, Apr. 13, 1838, at Matanzas, Island of Cuba, W. I.: 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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