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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1840

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Oscar F. Winship

(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 Dragoons, July 1, 1840.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1840; in the Florida War, 1840‑42; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1842‑44; on Recruiting service, 1844; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1844; on

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Sep. 13, 1844)

Recruiting service, 1844‑45; on frontier duty at Camp Nacogdoches, I. T., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, as Asst. Adjutant-General of Brig.‑General Pillow's Brigade, 1846‑47, and of Brig.‑General Pierce's Brigade, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, —

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

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

Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8,

(Bvt. Major, Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant Conduct at Churubusco, Mex.)

1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847;

(Bvt. Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-Gen., Dec. 26, 1847)

as Asst. Adjutant-General of Eastern Division at Troy, N. Y., June 11,

(Captain, 2d Dragoons, June 30, 1851)

1849, to Sep. 26, 1853, — of Western Department, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Jan. 6, 1854, to Mar. 31, 1855, being on a tour of Inspection of Northwestern posts, Apr. 19 to Oct. 10, 1854, — of Sioux Expedition, Apr. 3 to Oct. 24, 1855, and of Western Department, Nov. 29 to Dec. 13, 1855.

Civil History. — Translator, with Lieut. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.E. E. McLean, of Jomini's "Précis de l'Art de la Guerre," 1853.

Died, Dec. 13, 1855, at Troy, N. Y.: Aged 38.

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