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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1840

Vol. II

(Born Mas.)

Charles H. Humber

(Ap'd Mas.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1835, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1840.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1840; in the Florida War, 1840‑42; in garrison at New Orleans Barracks, La., 1842‑44; in Scouting against Indians, 1844; in garrison at New Orleans Barracks, La., 1844, — Pass Christian, Mis., 1844, — New Orleans Barracks, La.,

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Sep. 30, 1845)

1844‑45, — and Pass Christian, Mis., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3‑9, 1846, — Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — and Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, where he

(Bvt. Capt., Apr. 18, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

was severely wounded; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848‑49; on frontier duty at Santa Fé, N. M., 1849‑50, — and in conducting recruits to Santa Fé, 1850; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850;

(Captain, 7th Infantry, July 16, 1850)

and on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1851‑53, 1854‑55, — March to the Upper Arkansas, 1855, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1855, — Ft. Smith, Ark., 1855‑57, — and Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1857.

Died, Jan. 2, 1858, at Ft. Smith, Ark.: Aged 42.

Buried, Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, AR.

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