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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1829

Vol. I

(Born N. H.)

Albemarle Cady

(Ap'd N. H.)


Born Feb. 15, 1807, Keene, NH.

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: on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1830‑33, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1833‑34; on Engineer duty, Sep. 11, 1834, to

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1836)

June 28, 1836, and July 11, 1836, to Apr. 10, 1837; on frontier duty at Camp Sabine, La., 1837‑38; in the Florida War, 1838‑42; on frontier

(Captain, 6th Infantry, July 7, 1838)

duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1842, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1843‑46; 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 Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, where he was wounded; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks,

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

Mo., 1848, — and Ft. Scott, Kan., 1848; on Recruiting service, 1849‑50; on frontier duty at Ft. Scott, Kan., 1850‑52, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1853‑54, p438— and on Santa Fé Route, near Ft. Atkinson, Kan., 1854; in garrison at

(Major, 6th Infantry, Jan. 27, 1853)

Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854‑55; on frontier duty on the Sioux Expedition, 1855, being engaged in the Action of Blue Water, Dak., Sep. 3, 1855, — and near Ft. Pierre, Dak., 1855‑56; as Superintendent of General Recruiting Service, July 1, 1857, to June 30, 1859; and on frontier duty at Yuma, Cal., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in command

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 7th Infantry, June 6, 1861)

of the District of Oregon, Oct. 23, 1861, to Apr. 7, 1862; on sick leave of absence and awaiting orders, Apr.‑Nov., 1862; on duty at San Francisco, Cal., Nov., 1862, to Jan. 29, 1863; as Acting Inspector-General of the Department of the Pacific, Jan. 29 to July 31, 1863; in waiting orders and before the Retiring Board at Wilmington, Del., July 31, 1863, to Feb. 6, 1864; in command of Draft Rendezvous at New

(Colonel, 8th Infantry, Oct. 20, 1863)

Haven, Ct., Mar. 4, 1864, to Oct. 25, 1865; and unemployed, Oct. 25,

(Retired from Active Service, May 18, 1864, for Disability, resulting from Long and Faithful service, and Disease and Exposure in the Line of Duty)

1865, to Dec. 18, 1866.

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Long and Faithful Services in the Army.)

Served on Court of Inquiry at New York, Dec., 1966, to Mar. 31, 1867.

Died, Mar. 14, 1888, at New Haven, Ct.: Aged 81.

Buried, Old North Cemetery, Concord, NH.

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