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LAVAL, Jacint, soldier, born about 1762; (t. in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, 2 September, 1822. He came to this country as cornet of dragoons in Rochambeau's army. Subsequently he was sheriff of Charleston, South Carolina, and was appointed captain of dragoons in the United States army, 3 May, 1809. He became major, 15 February, 1809, lieutenant-colonel of the 1st light dragoons, 7 June, 1813, and colonel, 1 August, 1813. From 21 May, 1821, until his death he held the post of military storekeeper.
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