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Subject: Re: [NYDUTCHE] MILITARY ACADEMY IN DUTCHESS CO. EARLY 1800'S??
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2001 09:15:40 EST
In a message dated 11/04/2001 11:32:21 PM Central Standard Time,
> am trying to connect Alexander Thompson Jr. (son of Alex who died in
> to the U.S. Navy. And I'm trying to prove that Alex Jr. was my ggg gf who
> in the U.S.N., appointed Acting Midshipman in Oct 1815.
The US Naval Academy is at Annapolis Maryland. teh Army used West Point,
which is in NY.
Jeffery G. Scism, IBSSG >>
Do you have any idea of what the mimimum age would have been to attend the US
Naval Academy in MD back in those days?
My records indicate that Alex would have been 18 years old in 1815 (b. 1797)
at the time the Rhinebeck Alex was made Acting Midshipman. I was thinking
maybe he attended a school a little closer to home when he was younger.
In the meantime, I'll see what I can do with the Naval Academy.