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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1833

Vol. I

(Born D. C.)

Thomas Johns

(Ap'd D. C.)


Born Mar. 5, 1812, Georgetown, D. C.

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., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1833.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1833‑34, — Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1834‑36, — and Hancock Barracks, Me., 1836‑38; on the Northern

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 31, 1836)

 p565  Frontier at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1838‑39, during Canada Border

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 7, 1838)

Disturbances; at the Military Academy as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, June 24 to Nov. 12, 1839; and on sick leave of absence, 1840‑41.

Resigned, Aug. 31, 1841.

Civil History. — Merchant, Cumberland, Md., 1841‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding

(Colonel, 2d Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland Volunteers, Oct. 11, 1861)

States, 1861‑62, being engaged in guarding the Upper Potomac.

Resigned (sick), Jan. 1, 1862.

Civil History. — Merchant, Cumberland, Md., 1862‑78.

Died, June 17, 1882, at Cumberland, Md.: Aged 70.

Buried, Rose Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, MD.

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