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Talcott, George, 1786-1862


Biographical History

George Talcott (1786-1862) was an American soldier.

United States. War Dept. In Assembly, March 2, 1829. Message from the Governor, transmitting a communication from the Secretary of War, 1829: p. 3 (Major G. Talcott, Watervliet)

Appleton's cyclopaedia of Amer. biog., 1888 (Talcott, George; soldier; entered the 25th infantry, 7/10/1813; became deputy commissioner of ordnance, with rank of captain, 8/5/1813; 1st lt., 3/14/1814; transferred to the 2d artillery, 6/1/1821; brevetted maj., 8/5/1823; lt. col. of ordnance, 5/30/1832; col. and chief of ordnance, 3/25/1848; brig. gen., 5/30/1848; dismissed from the army, 7/8/1851; b. 12/6/1786, in Glastonbury, Conn.; d. 4/25/1862, in Albany, N.Y.)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John Charles Fremont letter to George Talcott

 Item — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233288072]
Identifier: Vault MSS 275
Scope and Contents

Handwritten and signed letter, dated August 18, 1848, and addressed to Col. George Talcott, "Chief of Ordnance." Fremont writes concerning "vouchers for disbursement in the Ordnance Department" for the campaigns in California for 1846 and 1847.

Dates: 1848 August 18