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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born Ga.)

William McD. McKissacka

(Ap'd Ga.)


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., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1835.

 p617  Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1835‑36, — Ft. Winnebago,

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, Sep. 11, 1836)

Wis., 1836‑37, — and Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1837‑40; and on Quartermaster

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1838)

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Dec. 19, 1839)

duty in the Florida War, 1840‑42, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1842, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., and on the Expedition to the Rocky Mountains,

(Captain, 5th Infantry, June 29, 1846: Vacated, June 29, 1846)

1843‑46, — in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, at Santa Fé, N. M., and on Expedition to Chihuahua, participating in the Assault of Santa Cruz de Rosales, Mar. 16, 1848, — and at Pittsburg, Pa., 1848‑49.

Died, Jan. 27, 1849, at Pittsburg, Pa.: Aged 36.

Buried, Hillsborough Reformed Church Cemetery, Millstone, NJ.

Thayer's Note:

a The Register gives his name as "William M. D. McKissack"; I've corrected it from his tombstone, q.v.

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