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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1829

Vol. I
p433
558

(Born N. Y.)

William Hoffman1

(Ap'd N. Y.)

18

Born 1807.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to July 1, 1829, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1829.

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1829.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1829‑31, — in "Black Hawk" War against the Sac Indians, 1832, — and at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1833; on Recruiting service, 1833‑35; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1835‑36; on

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Nov. 16, 1836)

frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1836, — and Camp Sabine, La., 1836; in the Florida War, 1837‑40, 1840‑42; on Recruiting service, 1842; on

(Captain, 6th Infantry, Feb. 1, 1838)

frontier duty at Ft. Smith, Ark., 1843‑45, 1845‑46; in Mustering Volunteers into service, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged on the march through Chihuahua, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8,

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

1847, — Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and Capture

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; on Recruiting service, 1848‑49; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1849‑50, — and at the Crossing of the Arkansas, Kan., 1851; on leave of absence, 1851‑52;

(Major, 5th Infantry, Apr. 15, 1851)

in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1852, — and Newport Barracks,

(Transferred to 6th Infantry, Feb. 20, 1852)

Ky., 1852‑54; on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1854‑55, — Sioux Expedition, 1855, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1855‑57, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — March to California, 1858, — Mojave Country, 1858‑59, — and Benicia, Cal., 1859‑60; on leave of absence, 1860‑61; and on frontier

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 8th Infantry, Oct. 17, 1860)

duty at San Antonio, Tex., where he was made a prisoner of war by the Texas Rebels, and not exchanged till Aug. 27, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: as Commissary-

(Colonel, 3d Infantry, Apr. 25, 1862)

p434 (Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Oct. 7, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

General of Prisoners at Washington, D. C., Oct. 23, 1861, to

(Bvt.º Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful, Meritorious, and Distinguished Services as Commissary-General of Prisoners during the Rebellion)

Nov. 3, 1865; in command of regiment at St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 16, 1865, to Apr. 18, 1866.

Served: in command of regiment at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Apr. 18, 1866, to Mar. 6, 1868; on leave of absence and awaiting orders, Mar. 6, 1868, to Apr. 26, 1869; and as Superintendent of General Recruiting Service

(Unassigned, Mar. 15, 1869)

to May 1, 1870.

Retired from Active Service, May 1, 1870,
on his own application, after 40 consecutive Years of Service.

Died, Aug. 12, 1884, at Rock Island, Ill.: Aged 76.

Buried, Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, IL.


The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of Lieut.‑Colonel William Hoffman, who served in the War of 1812‑15.


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