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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1828

Vol. I
p419
539

(Born Mo.)

James W. Penrose

(Ap'd Mo.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1824, to July 1, 1828, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1828.

Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1828.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829, — Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1829‑32, — and Ft. Dearborn, Ill., 1832; in the "Black Hawk" War against the Sac Indians, 1832; in garrison at Ft. Dearborn, Ill., 1832‑33, — Ft. Brady, Mich., 1833, Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1833‑36,

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 3, 1836)

— and Hancock Barracks, Me., 1836‑38; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1838‑40, 1841‑42, being engaged in the Attack of Hawe Creek Camp, Jan. 25, 1842; in garrison at Plattsburg, N. Y., 1842‑46,

(Captain, 2d Infantry, June 18, 1846)

— and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846, 1847, 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, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; on Recruiting service, 1847‑48; and in garrison at Plattsburg, N. Y., 1848‑49.

Died, Jan. 1, 1849, at Plattsburg, N. Y.: Aged 41.


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