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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1823

Vol. I
p317
358

(Born Mas.)

Edmund B. Alexander

(Ap'd Mas.)

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Edmund Brooke Alexander: Born Oct. 6, 1802.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Oct. 6, 1818, to July 1, 1823, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1823.

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1823.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Atkinson, Council Bluffs, Io., 1824; in garrison at Detroit, Mich., 1824‑25, — Green Bay, Wis., 1825‑26, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1826‑27, — and Ft. Armstrong, Ill., 1828‑29; on

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Dec. 29, 1827)

Recruiting service, 1829‑30; on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1830, — Natchitoches,º La., 1830‑31, — and Ft. Towson, I. T., 1831‑35; on Quartermaster duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1833‑34, — Ft. Jesup, La.,

(Asst. Quartermaster, Dec. 6, 1833, to July 7, 1838)

1834‑35, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1835, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1835‑38, — Ft.

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, July 7, 1838, to June 18, 1846)

(Captain, 3d Infantry, July 7, 1838)

Smith, Ark., 1839, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1840, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1840, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1840, — Ft. Smith, Ark., 1840‑43, — Washington, D. C., 1844, — and Ft. Smith, Ark., 1844‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Ocalaca, Aug. 16, 1847,

(Bvt. Major, Apr. 18, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

— Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault

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

and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848‑49; on frontier duty, on march to New Mexico, 1849, — Santa Fé, N. M., 1849‑50, — Las Vegas, N. M., 1850‑51,

(Major, 8th Infantry, Nov. 10, 1851)

Ft. Union, N. M., 1851‑52, — Ft. M'Kavett, Tex., 1853, — March to El Paso, 1853, — and Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1854‑55; in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1855; on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1855‑56, —

(Colonel, 10th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1856‑57, — and Utah Expedition, 1857‑58; on leave of absence, 1858‑60; and on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1860‑62, — and Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1862‑63.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1863‑66: as Acting Asst. Provost Marshal General, Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service, and Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer for the State p318of Missouri, headquarters, St. Louis, Mo., May 1, 1863, to Apr. 25, 1866;

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Oct. 18, 1865, for Meritorious Services in the Recruitment of the Armies of the United States)

in command of 10th Infantry at Ft. Snelling, Min., May, 1866, to Feb. 22, 1868.

Retired from Active Service, Feb. 22, 1868, under the Law of July 17, 1862,
he being over "the Age of 62 Years."

Died, Jan. 3, 1888, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 85.

Buried, Oakland Cemetery, St. Paul, MN.


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