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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1844

Vol. II
p200
1220

(Born Va.)

William T. Burwell

(Ap'd Va.)

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Born Sep. 13, 1819, Dinwiddie Co., VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1840, to July 1, 1844, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1844.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1844‑45; and in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz,

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, May 18, 1846)

Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Brig.‑General Clarke, Apr. 10 to Sep. 8, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Molino del Rey, where, after being wounded, and still "fighting gloriously on the battlefield," he was, by the enemy, when within a few yards of the intrenchments of the Casamata,

Bayoneted to Death, Sep. 8, 1847: Aged 27.

Buried, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, MS.


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