He graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1815 and assigned to the Artillery Corps. He served in the war with Algiers; as aide to General Winfield Scott from 1817 to 1822. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Fourth Artillery in 1821 and served on garrison and commissary duty until 1832. In 1832, he was again appointed as General Scott’s aide. He resigned his commission on September 30, 1832 and moved to New York City.
Batavia Awaits Answer about Dam from State Mayor Voices Skepticism over Illinois' Ability to Provide $8.6 Million for Project
Oct 30, 2003; Byline: Gala M. Pierce Daily Herald Staff Writer After Batavia's mayor cast the deciding vote Tuesday to ask if the state will...