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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1827

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Alexander S. Hooe

(Ap'd Va.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1823, to July 1, 1827, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1827.

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1827.

Served: on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1828, — Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1828, — Ft. Howard, Wis., 1828‑31, — Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1831, 1832‑37, — Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1838, — Ft. Snelling, Min.,

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1833)

1838‑39, — Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1839‑41, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1841,

(Captain, 5th Infantry, July 7, 1838)

— and Detroit Barracks, Mich., 1841‑42, 1843‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — and Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma,

(Bvt. Major, May 9, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, Tex.)

May 9, 1846, where he lost an arm; and in garrison at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1846‑47.

Died, Dec. 9, 1847, at Baton Rouge, La.: Aged 41.

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