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Hitchcock, Ethan Allan
Age: 0, credited to Vergennes, VT
Unit(s): USA, USV
Service: USMA 17; military commandant at West Point, 29-33, served in Florida war, LTC and AIG on staff of General Scott in the war with Mexico, Bvt COL and Bvt BGen USA, 47, resgd, 55, M.G., USV, 2/10/62, m/o 10/1/67 (grandson of Gen Ethan Allen) [College: USMA 17]

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Birth: 05/18/1798, Vergennes, VT
Death: 08/05/1870

Burial: Post Cemetery, West Point, NY
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 4895
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: VHS off-site
College?: USMA 17
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None

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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 677