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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II
p84
1079

(Born Md.)

Richard P. Hammond

(Ap'd Ark.)

21

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1841.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Sep. 10, 1841.

p85 Served: in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1841‑42, — St. Augustine, Fla., 1842‑43, — Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1843; in assisting Inspector-General to investigate claims of Georgia and Alabama Volunteers for losses during the Florida War, 1843‑44, — Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1844; in assisting Inspector-General to investigate claims of Florida Volunteers for losses during the Florida War, Dec. 3, 1844, to Aug. 16, 1845; on Coast Survey, Aug. 16, 1845, to Jan. 24, 1846; on Inspection and Mustering duty, Jan. 24 to July 17, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, as

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, May 28, 1846)

Aide-de‑Camp and Acting Asst. Adjutant-General to Brig.‑General Shields, July 27, 1846, to July 20, 1848, being engaged in the march through Coahuila, 1846, — at Tampico, 1846‑47, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Battle of Contreras,

(Bvt. Capt., Apr. 18, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Storming of

(Bvt. Major, Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847, — and as Secretary of the City Government and Acting Judge Advocate, 1847‑48; as Adjutant, 3d Artillery, Oct. 1 to Dec. 1, 1848; on Coast Survey, Jan. 20, 1848, to Aug. 19, 1850; and on leave of absence, 1850‑51.

Resigned, May 26, 1851.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law and Land Agent, Stockton, Cal., 1851‑52. Speaker of the House of Representatives of the State of California, 1852. Collector of Customs for the District of San Francisco, Cal., Mar. 22, 1853, to Sep. 1, 1855. President of the Democratic State Convention of California, 1859. Farmer, near Stockton, Cal., 1855‑61. Mining in California, Nevada, and Arizona, 1861‑66. General Superintendent of San Francisco and San José Railroad, 1866‑71. Vice-President of California Pacific Railroad, 1871‑73, and President, 1873‑84 and since 1885. President of the Board of Education of the City and County of San Francisco, Cal., 1868‑69. Regent of the University of California, 1868‑73. Appointed by the President, under special Act of Congress, to report upon Land Claims of the McGarrahan Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Grant, in California, 1875. Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1876. President of the Board of Police Commissioners for the City and County of San Francisco, Cal., since 1878.

Vol. IV
p56
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — President of the Board of Police Commissioners of San Francisco, Cal., from 1878 to 1891.

Died Nov. 28, 1891, at San Francisco, Cal.: Aged 71.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1892, for an obituary notice.


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