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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1838

Vol. I

(Born Ct.)

William Austine​1

(Ap'd Ct.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1833, to July 1, 1838, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1838.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 12, 1838.

Served: in the Florida War, 1838‑42; as Adjutant, 3d Artillery,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Nov. 5, 1839)

May 1, 1841, to Jan. 20, 1848; in garrison at Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1842, — and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1842‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Aug. 13, 1847)

of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20,

(Bvt. Major, Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

1847; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1848‑49, 1849; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1850‑51, 1851‑52, — Ft. Constitution, N. H., 1852‑53, — and Ft. Wood, N. Y., 1854; on sick leave of absence, 1854‑61; and in garrison at San Francisco harbor, Cal., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: at San

(Major, 3d Artillery, July 23, 1861)

Francisco, Cal., and as Superintendent of Mustering and Volunteer Recruiting Service for the State of Vermont, Mar. 11 to May 13, 1862; and

(Retired from Active Service, Feb. 20, 1862,
for Disability, resulting from Exposure in the Line of Duty)

on Mustering, Disbursing, Recruiting, Draft, and Provost Duties, at Burlington, Vt., June 24 to Aug., 1862, — and at Brattleborough, Vt., Aug., 1862, to Nov. 30, 1866.

Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., and Bvt. Colonel, Sep. 28, 1865, for Long and Faithful Services.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer U. S. A.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer U. S. A.

Died Sept. 4, 1904, at Brattleboro, Vt., Aged 89.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1905, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

The Author's Note:

1 Named William A. Brown when he was graduated.

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