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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1836

Vol. I

(Born S. C.)

Marcus C. M. Hammond

(Ap'd S. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1832, to July 1, 1836, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1836.

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Sep. 23, 1836.

Served: in the Florida War, 1837; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1837; in the Florida War, 1838; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; on frontier duty in Choctaw

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Nov. 7, 1839)

Nation, 1838‑39, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1840, — Military Road from Ft. Gibson, I. T. to Ft. Smith, Ark., 1840, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1840‑41; as Adjutant, 4th Infantry, at Regimental headquarters, Apr. 1, 1841, to Dec. 31, 1842; and in the Florida War, 1841‑42.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1842.

 p658  Civil History. — Planter, Georgia, 1842‑46.

Military History. — Re-appointed in the United States Army as an

Additional Paymaster, June 25, 1846.

Served in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, till, from sickness, he

Resigned, Apr. 15, 1847.

Civil History. — Planter, Hamburg, S. C., 1847‑58, — and near Athens, Ga., 1858‑63. Lieut.‑Colonel, Dep. Inspector-General S. C. Militia, 1848‑51, — and Colonel, Division Adjutant-General, 1851‑53; and Major-General, Ga. Militia, 1860. President of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1852. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, 1856‑57. Author of various Essays on agricultural, political, and military subjects, 1843‑49, — and of Critical History of the Mexican War, in a series of articles published in the "Southern Quarterly Review," 1849‑53. Degree of A. M. conferred by the University of Georgia, 1858. Planter, Beach Island, S. C., near Augusta, Ga., 1863‑76.

Died, Jan. 23, 1876, at Beach Island, S. C.: Aged 61.

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