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Born in Missouri, 1788, the son of Charles Gratiot and Victoire Chouteau; appointed to West Point by Jefferson; graduated from the academy, 1806 as 2nd lieutenant of engineers; captain, 1808; served with distinction in War of 1812; major, 1815; lieutenant colonel, 1819; from 1819 to 1829 erected forces of Hampton Roads, including Fortress Monroe; became colonel and principal engineer, Bureau of Topographical Engineer, Washington, in 1828; appointed inspector of West Point; held offices until Dec...
Resident of Pennsylvania; served as United States agent for the Six Nations; appointed commissary general of the United States Army in 1814. From the description of Callender Irvine letters and appointments, 1802-1803. (Buffalo History Museum). WorldCat record id: 71242443 ...
The United States Army is the largest branch of the United States Armed Forces and performs land-based military operations. It is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States and is designated as the Army of the United States in the United States Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 and United States Code, Title 10, Subtitle B, Chapter 301, Section 3001. As the largest and senior branch of the U.S. military, the modern U.S. Army has its roots in the Continental Army, which wa...