Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1798-1870Alternative names
Army officer and author.
From the description of Papers of Ethan Allen Hitchcock, 1810-1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78216510
Soldier and author. During the Mexican War, Hitchcock served in Zachary Taylor's army of occupation and as Inspector-General on Winfield Scott's staff.
From the description of Commentary on Winfield Scott's campaign in the Mexican War, [18--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84926698
From the description of Commentary on Winfield Scott's campaign in the Mexican War, [18--]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702150207
Ethan Allen Hitchcock was born in Vergennes, Vermont in 1798. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1817 and was a career Army officer. He served in the Second Seminole War, the Mexican-American War, and the Civil War. A philosopher and scholar, he published several monographs, including Remarks Upon Alchemy and the Alchemists (1857), Swedenborg: A Hermetic Philosopher (1858), and Christ the Spirit (1860). His memoirs are collected in A Traveler in Indian Territory: The Journal of Ethan Allen Hitchcock (Cedar Rapids, Ia., The Torch Press,1930).
From the guide to the Ethan Allen Hitchcock collection on Indian removal, 1804-1896, (Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library)
Ethan Allen Hitchcock, grandson of the American patriot Ethan Allen, attended West Point in 1817 and spent most of his life thereafter in the U.S. military.
He served under General Taylor in the Mexican War and held administrative posts with the Union Army during the Civil War.
From the description of Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, letter, 1845. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23175331
Career army officer and author.
An 1817 U.S. Military Academy graduate born in Vergennes, Vt., Hitchcock served with distinction in various military assignments prior to his Jan., 1842, appointment as lieut. col. of the 3rd Infantry. Stationed at Fort Stansbury, Fla., Hitchcock was ordered in the fall of 1842 to reopen the Seminole War and to pursue, capture, and destroy the remnants of a fugitive Creek Indian band headed by the chief Pascofa. Exercising his belief that friendly negotiation was more effective than hostilities, Hitchcock dismissed two local volunteer companies and convinced the chief and his band to leave peaceably for Arkansas. Throughout his long army career, Hitchcock also studied philosophy, alchemy, and literature, and published several works on those topics.
From the description of Letters : Fort Stansbury, [Fla.], and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Samuel Hitchcock, Burlington, Vt., 1843 Jan. 15 - Sept. 20. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34916750
1798, May 18:
Born, Vergennes, Vt.
Graduated, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
1824- 1827: Instructor, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
Commandant of corps, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.
Offered governorship of Liberia by American Colonization Society
1833- 1836: Frontier duty, Fort Crawford, Wis.
1837- 1840: Indian duty, Northwest
1841- 1843: General duty, Florida
Published, The Doctrines of Spinoza and Swedenborg Identified
Published, Christ the Spirit
Resigned from army
Published, Remarks upon Alchemy and the Alchemists
Published, Swedenborg, a Hermetic Philosopher
Commissioner for Exchange of Prisoners
Published, Remarks on the Sonnets, and Colin Clouts Commissary General of Prisoners of War
Published, Notes on the Vita Nuova
Married Martha Rind Nichols
1870, Aug. 5:
Died, Sparta, Ga.
From the guide to the Ethan Allen Hitchcock Papers, 1793-1888, (bulk 1830-1865), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
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|Fort Jesup (La.)|
|Saint Louis (Mo.)|
|Fort Wayne (Okla.)|
|San Francisco (Calif.)|
|Fort Crawford (Wis.)|
|St. Peters (Minn.)|
|Fort Wayne (Ind.)|
|Fort Gibson (Okla.)|
|Fort Leavenworth (Kan.)|
|Fort Leavenworth (Kan.)|
|Prairie du Chien (Wis.)|
|Osage River (Mo.)|
|Council Bluffs (Iowa)|
|Fort Snelling (Minn.)|
|Indians of North America--Wars--1815-1875|
|Indians of North America--Oklahoma|
|Indians of North America--Missouri|
|Indians of North America--Wars--1815-1875--Sources|
|Indians of North America--Alabama|
|Indians of North America--Relocation--History--19th century--Sources|
|Indians of North America--Treaties|
|Creek Indians--Wars--History--19th century--Sources|
|Mexican War, 1846-1848|
|Seminole War, 2nd, 1835-1842|
|Indian Removal, 1813-1903|
|Mexican War, 1846-1848--Campaigns|
|Creek Indians--History--19th century--Sources|
|Indians of North America|
|Creek War, 1836|
|Indians, treatment of|
|Indians of North America--Florida|
|Indians of North America--Georgia|
|Indians of North America--Government relations|
|Soldiers--United States--19th century|
|Indian agents--19th century|