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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I
p592
794

(Born Mas.)

Horace Brooks

(Ap'd Mas.)

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Born Aug. 14, 1814, Boston, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1835.

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Dec. 28, 1835.

Served: in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1835‑36, being engaged in the Combat of Withlacoochee, Dec. 31, 1835, — and

(Bvt. First Lieut., Dec. 31, 1835,
for Gallantry and Good Conduct in the War against the Florida Indians)

Action of Oloklikaha, Mar. 31, 1836; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Nov. 19, 1836, to Aug. 28, 1839; on the

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Feb. 8, 1837)

Northern frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Detroit, Mich., 1839, — Buffalo, N. Y., 1839‑40, — Recruiting, 1840‑41, — at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1841, — and Rome Arsenal, N. Y., 1841; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1841‑45; in conducting recruits to 3d Infantry, 1845; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1845, 1846; in the War with

(Captain, 2d Artillery, June 18, 1846)

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

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

of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847,

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

— Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and Capture p593of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at New York harbor, 1848, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848; on leave of absence, 1849‑50; on frontier duty at Santa Fé, N. M., 1850‑52, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1852‑54, — Ft. Massachusetts, Col., 1854‑55, — Utah Expedition, 1855, being engaged against the Utah Indians in a Skirmish, Apr. 29, 1855, near the head waters of the Arkansas River, — and at Ft. Massachusetts, Col., 1855; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1855‑56, — Baton Rouge, La., 1856, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1856‑57; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857, 1858, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1858, 1859, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1859‑60, — and quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1860‑61; and in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1861, — and Washington, D. C., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in Defense of Washington, D. C., Feb.‑Mar., 1861, — of Ft. Pickens, Fla., Apr.‑Oct., 1861, — and of Ft. Jefferson, Fla., Nov., 1861-Mar., 1862;

(Major, 2d Artillery, Apr. 28, 1861)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 2d Artillery, Oct. 26, 1861)

in command at Philadelphia, Pa., Apr.‑May, 1862; on leave of absence, May‑July, 1862; as Member of Board for Retiring Disabled Officers, July‑Sep., 1862; as Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service, and Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Columbus, O., Sep. 9, 1862, to Sep. 1, 1863; in command of Regimental headquarters at Ft. Washington,

(Colonel, 4th Artillery, Aug. 1, 1863)

Md., Sep. 10, 1863, to Nov. 13, 1865; as Member of Board to examine recommendations of Applicants for appointment in the Regular Army, at Washington, D. C., Nov. 13, 1865, to Aug. 8, 1866.

Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Served: in command of regiment at Ft. McHenry, Md., Aug. 8, 1866, to Nov. 12, 1868; commanding Department of Washington, Nov. 12, 1868, to Mar. 13, 1869; and in command of regiment and post of Ft. McHenry, Md., Mar. 17, 1869, to Nov. 18, 1872, — and Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to Jan. 10, 1877.

Retired from Active Service, Jan. 10, 1877,
under the Law of July 17, 1862, he being over the Age of 62 Years.

Civil History. — Degree of A. M. conferred by Geneva College, N. Y., 1840.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
p43
Died Jan. 13, 1894, at Kissimmee, Fla.: Aged 79.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1894, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.


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