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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1840

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Bryant P. Tilden

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1840.

Served: in the Florida War, 1840‑41, 1841‑42; in garrison at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1842, 1842‑45, — Ft. Brady, Mich., 1845‑46, — and Newport Barracks, Ky., 1846; and in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, Feb. 16, 1847)

Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Ocalaca Aug. 16, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, where he was wounded, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847.

Resigned, June 6, 1848.

Civil History. — Principal of a Scientific School at Boston, Mas.,  p47 1849‑50. Civil and Mining Engineer, 1850‑59, employed in making Railroad Surveys in New York and Massachusetts, and Geological Explorations of the coal lands of McKean County, Pa.

Died, Dec. 27, 1859, at Olean, N. Y.: Aged 42.

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