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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1813

Vol. I

(Born S. C.)

George Trescot

(Ap'd S. C.)

Born July 25, 1791.

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, Mar. 11, 1813, to Oct. 16, 1813, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Oct. 16, 1813.

Served: in the War of 1812‑15 with Great Britain, in the Campaign of 1813‑14, on the St. Lawrence River, and in 1814, on Lake Champlain, being engaged in the Battle of Chrystler's Field, U. C., Nov. 11, 1813, — Battle of Plattsburg, N. Y., Sep. 11, 1814, — and as Asst. Engineer in

(Bvt. First Lieut., Sep. 11, 1814, for Gallant Conduct in the Battle of Plattsburg, N. Y.)

fortifying the camps, for the winter quarters of the Northern Army, 1813‑14; as Superintending Engineer of the repairs of the South Carolina

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Feb. 9, 1815)

and Georgia Coast Defenses, 1816‑18; and as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the fortifications on the Gulf of Mexico, 1818‑1819.

Resigned, Mar. 31, 1819.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer and Rice Planter on Cooper River, near Charleston, S. C., 1819‑27.

Died, May 12, 1827, at Pine Ridge, St. John's Parish, S. C.

Buried, St. Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery, Charleston, SC.

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