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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1838

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Thomas Lee Ringgold

(Ap'd D. C.)


Born Jun. 29, 1818, Loudoun County, VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1834, to July 1, 1838, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1838.

Served: in the Florida War, 1838‑39; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1839; at the Camp of Instruction near Trenton, N. J., 1839; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Aug. 28, 1839, to July 19, 1841; as Asst. Ordnance

(Transferred to Ordnance, July 21, 1840)

Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., 1841‑42, — in dismounting guns in Atlantic Coast Defenses, 1842‑43, — and at Washington Arsenal, D. C., 1843‑45; on Foundry duty, 1845‑47; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., 1847‑49; in Florida Hostilities, at Tampa Ordnance

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1847)

Depot, 1849‑50, 1850; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., 1851; and as Assistant to the Judge Advocate of the

(Captain, Ordnance, July 1, 1853, for Fourteen Years' Continuous Service)

Army, Mar. 19, 1851, to May 11, 1854.

Died, May 11, 1854, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 36.

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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