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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1845

Vol. II
p247
1269

(Born Ind.)

Joseph McElvain

(Ap'd O.)

39

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1840, to July 1, 1845, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1845.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Des Moines, Io., 1845‑46, — and Ft.

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, June 30, 1846)

p248 Leavenworth, Kan., 1846; and in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, with the "Army of the West."

Killed, by accidentally shooting himself, July 12, 1847,
at Albuquerque, N. M.: Aged 27.


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