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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1833

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

George H. Ringgold

(Ap'd Md.)


George Hay Ringgold

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1829, to July 1, 1833, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1833.

Served: on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1833‑36, Ft.

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Aug. 15, 1836)

Jesup, La., 1836, — and Camp Sabine, La., 1836; and on leave of absence, 1836‑37.

Resigned, May 31, 1837.

Civil History. — Farmer and Flour Manufacturer, 1837‑41. Employed in the U. S. Ordnance Bureau, Washington, D. C., 1842‑46.

Military History. — Re-appointed in the U. S. Army with the rank of

Additional Paymaster, Aug. 4, 1846.

Major, Staff — Paymaster, July 21, 1847.

 p563  Served: in the Pay Department at New Orleans, La., 1847, — War with Mexico, 1847‑48, — Washington, D. C., 1848‑50, — Charleston, S. C., 1850‑55, — San Diego, Cal., 1855‑58, — and San Francisco, Cal., 1858‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑64, in charge

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Dep. Paymaster-Gen., May 28, 1862)

of Paymasters in the Department of the Pacific, 1861‑64.

Civil History. — Author of "Fountain Rock, Amy Wier, and other Metrical Pastimes," 1860.

Died, Apr. 4, 1864, at San Francisco, Cal.: Aged 50.

Buried, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA.

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