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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1836

Vol. I

(Born N. C.)

Charles Hoskins

(Ap'd N. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1832, to July 1, 1836, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1836.

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Sep. 13, 1836.

Served: on frontier duty in the Cherokee Nation, 1836‑39, — and at

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Dec. 30, 1838)

Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1839‑41; in the Florida War, 1841‑42; in transferring Indians to the West, 1842; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1842‑43, 1843‑44; on frontier duty at Ft. Scott, Kan., 1844‑45; as Adjutant, 4th Infantry, Sep. 10, 1845, to Sep. 21, 1846; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — and Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21, 1846, where, in a desperate effort to carry Ft. Teneria by storm, he was

Killed, Sep. 21, 1846: Aged 32.

Buried, Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, MO.

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