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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born D. C.)

Weightman K. Hanson

(Ap'd D. C.)


Born July 25, 1816, Washington, DC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1835.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Coffee, I. T., 1835‑36; on Recruiting

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, June 8, 1836)

service 1836‑38; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1838‑39; in the

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

Florida War, 1839; in escorting Indian prisoners to Charleston, S. C.,

(Bvt. Capt., Aug. 3, 1839,
for Meritorious Conduct and Gallantry in the War in Florida)

1839; on Recruiting service, 1839‑40; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1840‑41, being engaged in command in the Skirmish near Wakahoota, Sep. 6, 1840; and at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Nov. 15, 1841, to July 21, 1844.

Died, July 21, 1844, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 28.

Buried, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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