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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II
p277
1300

(Born N. Y.)

Orren Chapman

(Ap'd N. Y.)

29

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1841, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1846.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Siege

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Feb. 7, 1847)

of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Skirmish of Medellin, Mar. 25, 1847, —

(Bvt. First Lieut., Mar. 25, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Affair at Medellin, near Vera Cruz, Mex.)

Quartermaster, 1st Dragoons, Apr. 15 to May 26, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — Reconnoissance of the approaches to the City of Mexico, Sep. 12, 1847, — Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848; on frontier duty at Ft. Scott, Kan., 1848‑49, 1849‑50, — March to Santa Fé, N. M., 1850, — Las Vegas, N. M., 1850‑51, — Scouting, 1851, — Las Vegas, N. M., 1851,ºFt. Leavenworth, Kan., 1853,º — Santa Fé Route,

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Feb. 1, 1853)

1853, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1853‑54, — and Ft. Union, N. M., 1854; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Cavalry Tactics, Aug. 21, 1855, to Sep. 1, 1856; and on frontier duty at Ft. Buchanan, N. M., 1857‑58.

Died, Jan. 6, 1859, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 38.


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