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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Randolph Ridgely

(Ap'd Md.)º


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1832, to July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1837.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1837; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837‑41, being engaged in the action of Locha-Hatchee, Jan. 24, 1838, — and as Adjutant, 3d Artillery, Mar. 8,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 17, 1838)

1838, to May 1, 1841; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1841‑42, — Savannah, Ga., 1842‑44, — Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1844, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1844, 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8,

(Bvt. Capt., May 9, 1846, for Gallant and Distinguished Conduct
in the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, Tex.: Declined)

1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — and Battle of

(Bvt. Capt., Staff — Asst. Adjutant-Gen., July 7, 1846)

Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846; and, by the fall of his horse, was

Killed, Oct. 27, 1846, at Monterey, Mex.: Aged 32.

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