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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I
p690
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(Born Ind.)

Samuel Woods

(Ap'd Ind.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1837.

Served: in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837‑38, being engaged in the Battle of Okee-cho-bee, Dec. 25, 1837; on Recruiting service,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Dec. 25, 1837)

1840‑42; on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1842, — Ft. Gibson,

(Captain, 6th Infantry, Feb. 27, 1843)

I. T., 1842‑44, 1844‑46; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; in the War with

(Major, 15th Infantry, Apr. 9, 1847)

Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Storming of Chapultepec,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Sep. 13, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Chapultepec, Mex.)

Sep. 13, 1847; on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1848‑49,

(Disbanded, Aug. 7, 1848;
but reinstated by Act of Congress, as Captain, 6th Infantry, Feb. 27, 1843)

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 13, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Chapultepec, Mex.)º

— commanding Expedition to the Red River of the North, 1849, — Ft. Snelling, Min., 1849‑50, — Ft. Clark, Tex., 1850, — Ft. Dodge, Io., 1850‑52, 1852‑53, — Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1853‑54, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1855, — Sioux Expedition, 1855, being engaged in the Action of Blue Water, Sep. 3, 1855, and as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General, Oct. 11 to Nov. 12, 1855, — and at Ft. Pierre, Dak., 1855‑56; and as Paymaster of the Department

(Major, Staff — Paymaster, Dec. 24, 1856)

(Vacated Regimental Commission, Dec. 24, 1856)

of the Pacific, headquarters at San Francisco, Cal., 1857‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66, in making payments to troops on the Pacific Coast, headquarters, San Francisco, Cal., 1861‑66.

Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Served: in making payment to troops on the Pacific Coast, headquarters, San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 12, 1866, to Apr. 15, 1869; as Chief Paymaster of the Department of California, Apr. 15, 1869, to Apr. 17, 1872, continuing as Paymaster at San Francisco to Mar. 8, 1873, — of Division of the Pacific, Mar. 8, 1873, to July 2, 1875, — and of Department of California, July 2, 1875, to Aug. 15, 1876; as Paymaster at San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 15, 1876 (leave of absence, Aug. 13 to Nov. 13, 1877), to

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Dep. Paymaster-General, June 7, 1879)

July, 1879; as Chief Paymaster, Department of Dakota, at St. Paul, p691Min., Aug. 7 to Dec. 1, 1879; of the Division of the Pacific and Department

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Paymaster-General, June 8, 1880)

of California, at San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 8, 1879, to Jan. 24, 1881.

Retired from Active Service, Jan. 24, 1881,
at his own request, he having served over 40 Years.

Died, Sep. 22, 1887, at Oakland, Cal.: Aged 75.


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