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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1812

Vol. I

(Born Vt.)

George W. Hight

(Ap'd Vt.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, Mar. 20, 1807, 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, on the Northern Frontier, 1812‑13, on the St. Lawrence River, 1813‑14, and on the Niagara

(First Lieut., Light Artillery, Aug. 10, 1813)

Frontier, 1814, being engaged at the Capture of York (now Toronto),

(Major, Staff — Asst. Inspector-General, July 17, 1814)

U. C., Apr. 27, 1813, — Capture of Ft. George, U. C., May 27, 1813, — and Battle of Niagara, U. C., July 25, 1814. Retained as

First Lieut., Light Artillery, on Reduction of Army, May 17, 1815,

but declined remaining in service.

Civil History. — Merchant, Greenville, Ohio, 1817‑25, — at Quincy, Ill., 1829‑35, — and at Burlington, Wis., 1835‑44. Brig.‑General, Ohio Militia, 1820‑23, and Major-General, 1823‑25. Postmaster, Atlas, Ill., 1826‑29. County Commissioner of Adams Co., Ill., 1831‑34, — and of Des Moines Co., Wis., 1838‑40.

Died, Apr. 20, 1845, at Burlington, Io.: Aged 58.

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