Hitchcock, Ethan Allan
Age: 0, credited to Vergennes, VTVITALS
Birth: 05/18/1798, Vergennes, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Post Cemetery, West Point, NY
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(Library of Congress)
Ethan Allen Hitchcock, grandson of the leader of the Green Mountain Boys, was born 18 May 1798, in Vergennes, Vermont. He graduated from West Point in the Class of 1817. He was the military commandant at West Point from 1829 to 1833. Served in the Seminole War. During the Mexican War, he was Adjutant and Inspector General (Lieutenant Colonel) on the staff of General Winfield Scott. He received brevets to Colonel and brigadier general in 1847 for his services during the war. He resigned from the army in 1855. He was an author and student of philosophy.
He was appointed Major General of Volunteers in February 1862 and served as commissioner for the exchange of prisoners. He remained in the serviced until retiring on 1 October 1867. He died 5 August 1870, at Sparta, Georgia, and is buried in the West Point Cemetery, West Point, New York.
Source - Revised Roster, p 677Links.