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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born Vt.)

Jenks Beaman

(Ap'd Vt.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1842.

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1842.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Shannon, Fla., 1842, — Ft. King, Fla., 1842‑43, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1843‑44; on frontier duty at Natchitoches,º La. (Camp Salubrity), 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Nov. 27, 1846)

Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847.

Died, May 6, 1848, at Tampico, Mex.: Aged 26.

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