From the monthly archives:

September 2008

Disabled Dragoon Officers

September 21, 2008

Capt. James Allen’s Burial Missouri Republican, 31 August 1846 It is with sincere regret that I inform you of the death of Lt. Col ALLEN. He died this morning at 3 o—™clock, of congestive fever, after an illness of ten days, in his 38th year of age. He, you know, was Capt. of 1st Dragoons, [...]

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Resigning Dragoon Officers: William Magruder

September 20, 2008

Obtaining a rebel commission was not an easy thing for officers of the regular army. First, one had to choose between the loyalty owed to his home state and to the oath to defend the Constitution. Many officers of Southern birth remained in the federal army. Of 821 West Point educated officers actively serving in [...]

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