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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1812

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Thomas B. Randolph

(Ap'd Va.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, Oct. 14, 1808, to Jan. 3, 1812, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Light Artillery, Jan. 3, 1812.

Served: in the War of 1812‑15 with Great Britain, in the Campaign of 1812‑13, on the Niagara Frontier, as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General

(First Lieut., Light Artillery, Jan. 20, 1813)

Lewis, and in the Campaign of 1813‑14, on the St. Lawrence River, as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Covington, being engaged in the Battle of Queenstown Heights, U. C., in command of the Advance guard which stormed and carried the Redan, Oct. 13, 1812, — Capture of Fort George, U. C., May 27, 1813, — Action at Forty-mile Creek, U. C., June 8, 1813

(Captain, 20th Infantry, Apr. 5, 1813)

A. D. C. to Major-General Lewis, commanding), — Occupation of Fort Matilda, U. C., 1813, — and Action at Hoop-pole Creek, on the St. Lawrence River, L. C., Nov. 11, 1813.

Resigned, Feb. 6, 1815.

Civil History. — Planter, near Front Royal, Warren County, Va., 1839‑46. Colonel of Cavalry, Va. Militia, 1822‑29, — and Brig.‑General, 1829‑34.

Military History. — Served in the War with Mexico, as

Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Va. Volunteers,
Jan. 7, 1847, to July 20, 1848.

Civil History. — Planter near Front Royal, Va., 1848‑59, and near Wentzville, St. Charles County, Mo., 1859‑65.

Died, Nov. 12, 1867,
near Cascade, Dubuque Co., Io.: Aged 75.

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