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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I

(Born Ill.)

Albert G. Edwards

(Ap'd Ill.)


Albert Gallatin Edwards: Born Oct. 15, 1812.

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

Served: on the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war;​a on Recruiting service, 1833‑34; and on frontier duty in Expedition

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

to Tow‑e‑ash Villages, 1834, — and at Ft. Des Moines, Io., 1834.

Resigned, May 2, 1835.

Civil History. — Merchant, St. Louis, Mo., 1835‑65. Bank Commissioner, Missouri, 1862 to 18–––. Brig.‑General., Mo. Militia, 1862‑18–––. Assistant Treasurer of the United States, at St. Louis, Mo., 1865‑86. Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1871.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died, Apr. 30, 1892, at Kirkwood, Mo.: Aged 80.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1895, for an obituary notice.​b

Buried, Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Thayer's Notes:

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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b This reference is not in the Register, nor in the 1900 Supplement; it is my addition. The AOG Reports for 1892 thru 1894 list him among the living.

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