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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1838

Vol. I
p726
979

(Born Del.)

Robert M. Cochran

(Ap'd at Large)

39

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1834, to July 1, 1838, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1838.

Served: in the Cherokee Nation, 1838‑39, while transferring the Indians to the West; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1839‑40, —

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Oct. 4, 1840)

and Ft. Smith, Ark., 1840‑42, being Adjutant, 4th Infantry, 1840‑41; in the Florida War, 1842; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1842‑44; and on frontier duty at Camp Salubrity (Natchitoches),º La., 1844.

Cashiered, Nov. 29, 1844, for "Drunkenness on Duty," and
"Disobedience of Orders" in not attending the
Funeral of a Private of his Company.

Civil History. — Employed by the Quartermaster's Department in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47.

Killed by Mexicans, Feb. 24, 1847, near Ramos, Mex.: Aged 31.


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