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Sunday, November 16, 2014

On This Day, 200 Years Ago, Hiram Cronk Was Discharged From The United States Army

On November 16, 1814, Hiram Silas Cronk, the teenager who would become the Last Living Survivor Of The War Of 1812, was discharged from, or mustered out of, the United States Army.  He had enlisted in the Army on August 4 of that year at the age of 14.  Hiram served in the defense of Sacketts Harbor with his father and two brothers.

The above information was found in book titled Annual Reports Of The Department Of The Interior For The Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1904: Miscellaneous Reports Part I.  Hiram was still alive when this book was produced ... he passed away one year later at the age of 105.

Here is a link which features a copy of the 1904 text specifically for Hiram S. Cronk: http://books.google.com/books?id=RqA0AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=Hiram+Cronk+November+16,+1814&source=bl&ots=cnfCyXTUjy&sig=CZiwKS4W-EvyE34bZgl-KCuogmk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=TXVpVMhi0cexBP23gMAC&ved=0CDoQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=Hiram%20Cronk%20November%2016%2C%201814&f=false

The War Of 1812 Bicentennial continues ...

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