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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1843

Vol. II
p180
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(Born Va.)

Lafayette B. Wood

(Ap'd Va.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1843, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1843.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Marion, Fla., 1843‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845; on Recruiting service, 1845‑46; in the War with

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1845)

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,

(Bvt. First Lieut., Sep. 23, 1846,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of p181Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del

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

Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — Battle of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General Worth, Aug. 15, 1846, to Mar. 31, 1849; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., as Ordnance Officer, 1848‑50, and as

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1848)

Depot Commissary, 1851‑53, — and at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1853; and as Secretary of the Board of Commissioners of the Military Asylum at

(Captain, 8th Infantry, July 19, 1858)

Harrodsburg, Ky., June 4, 1855, to Oct. 19, 1858.

Died, Oct. 19, 1858, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 38.


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