258……(Born N. Y.)                  Edgar S. Hawkins*          (Ap’d N. Y.)…….27

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1814, to July 1, 1820, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1820.

Transferred to 7th Infantry, July 24, 1820.

          Served:  on frontier duty at Ft. Smith, Ark., 1822-24, -- Ft. Gibson, I. T.

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Jan. 22, 1824)

1824-28, -- Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1828, -- Ft. Gibson, I. T.,

(Captain, 7th Infantry, Nov. 10, 1829)

1828-29, 1829-30, -- Military Road, I. T., 1830, -- Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1830-31, -- Osage Reserve, I. T., 1831, -- and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1831; on sick leave of absence, 1831-33; on Recruiting Service, 1833; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1833-34; on Recruiting Service, 1834-36; on frontier duty, 1836-39; in the Florida War, 1839-42; in garrison at Ft. Morgan, Ala., 1842-43, -- Mount Vernon Arsenal, Ala., 1843, -- Baton Rouge, La., 1844, -- Pass Christian, Mis., 1844, -- Baton Rouge, La., 1844, -- and Ft. Wood, La., 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged

(Bvt. Major, May 9, 1846, for Gallant and

Distinguished Service in the Defense of Fort Brown, Tex.)

In the Defense of Ft. Brown, Tex., May 3-9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1846-47; on sick leave of absence, 1847-61;

(Major, 1st Infantry, Feb. 16, 1847)

(Transferred to 2d Infantry, July 3, 1856)

and unemployed, 1861-65.

Retired from Active Service, Oct. 26, 1861, for Disability Resulting

From Long and Faithful Service, and Sickness and Exposure in the Line of Duty.

Died, Nov. 5, 1865, at Flushing, N. Y.:  Aged 64.

 

*Was the son of Colonel Samuel Hawkins, who served in the War of 1812-15.

 


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