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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1834

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

William T. Stockton

(Ap'd Pa.)


William Tennent Stockton: Born Oct. 9, 1812, Philadelphia, PA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1830, to July 1, 1834, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1834.

Served: in garrison at Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1834‑35, — and Ft. Wood,

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Dec. 1, 1834)

La., 1835; on Topographical duty, Sep. 30, 1835, to Jan. 21, 1836; and in the Florida War, 1836, being engaged in the Skirmishes at Camp Izard, Feb. 27, 28, 29, and Mar. 5, 1836, — and Action of Oloklikaha, Mar. 31, 1836.

Resigned, May 31, 1836.

Civil History. — Planter, Quincy, Fla., 1836‑58. Colonel, Florida Militia, 1845‑58. Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1849.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Died, Mar. 4, 1869, at Quincy, Fla.: Aged 56.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: he fought at Chickamauga among other battles, but was captured at Missionary Ridge and spent the remaining two years of the war as a prisoner of war. Letters relating to his service in the War between the States were once online at Florida Memory; all that remains of them now is a single letter, in facsimile.

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