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LTC Alexander Scammell Brooks
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Birth: Oct. 19, 1781
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1836
Florida, USA

From Heitman's Register of the United States Army, 1:248:

1st Lt Artillery 3 May 1808
Captain 11 June 1809
Res'd 2 May 1810
Captain 3rd Artillery 12 March 1812
Transferred to Corps of Artillery 12 May 1814
Brevet Major 11 Sept 1814 for gallant conduct at Battle of Plattsburgh (War of 1812)
Transferred to 11th Artillery 17 May 1816
Transferred to 1st Artillery 1 June 1821
Major 3rd Artillery 26 April 1832
Lt Col 4th Artillery 6 April 1835
Killed 17 December 1836 by Steamboat Explosion

He married Sarah Turner in Boston May 28, 1817. He was killed in a steamboat explosion off the Florida coast at St. John's bar. Named for Alexander Scammell, Gen. Washington's adjutant at Yorktown. Alexander Scammell Brooks's father was John Brooks, who served as a colonel during the war, was Washington's chief-of-staff for a period of time, and therefore knew Alexander Scammell, after whom he named his son.
Family links: 
  John Brooks (1752 - 1825)
  Lucy Smith Brooks (1753 - 1791)
  Sarah Turner Brooks (1792 - ____)
  Lucy Brooks Keyes (1818 - ____)*
  John Brooks (1820 - 1843)*
  Alexander Scammell Brooks (1781 - 1836)
  John Brooks (1783 - 1813)**
*Calculated relationship
Maintained by: Christopher Hapgood Broo...
Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Dec 04, 2010
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- Fay C. Leonard
 Added: Nov. 13, 2012

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