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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1834

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

William G. Freeman

(Ap'd Va.)


William Grigsby Freeman

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., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1834.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1834‑35; and at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1835‑36; in Operations in the Creek Nation, 1836; in the

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 8, 1836)

Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836‑38, as Captain and Adjutant of the Regiment of Mounted Creek Volunteers, Sep. 1, 1836, to

(Bvt. First Lieut., Nov. 21, 1836, for Gallantry on several occasions,
and Uniform Good Conduct in the War against the Florida Indians)

June 1, 1837, and Major, June 1, to Sep. 18, 1837, — and as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Jesup, Dec. 29, 1837, to June 7, 1838, being engaged in the Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Nov. 21, 1836, and Combat at Locha-Hatchee, Jan. 24, 1838; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y.,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 7, 1838)

1838; in the Florida War, 1838‑39; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1839; on Recruiting service, 1839‑40; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry and Artillery Tactics, Feb. 8, 1840, to Aug. 6, 1841; on Northern Frontier, at Buffalo, N. Y., 1841, during Canada Border

(Bvt. Capt., Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Dec. 2, 1841)

Disturbances; as Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., 1841‑49; as Member of the Board of Visitors to the Military

(Bvt. Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Mar. 3, 1847)

Academy, 1843; as Chief of Staff of Lieut.‑General Scott, commanding

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Sep. 13, 1847)

the Army, headquarters at New York, May 11, 1849, to Nov. 5,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., May 30, 1848, for Meritorious Conduct, particularly in the Performance of his Duty in the Prosecution of the War with Mexico)

1850; as Asst. Adjutant-General at Washington, D. C., Nov. 5, 1850, to  p574 Apr. 22, 1853; on a tour of inspection of the Department of Texas, Apr. 22 to Nov. 16, 1853; and as Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office at Washington, D. C., Nov. 16, 1853, to Mar. 31, 1856.

Resigned, Mar. 31, 1856.

Civil History. — Resided in Washington, D. C., 1856‑66.

Died, Nov. 12, 1866, at Cornwall, Pa.: Aged 51.

Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

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