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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1840

Vol. II

(Born N. H.)

Joseph L. Folsom

(Ap'd N. H.)


Joseph Libbey Folsom: Born May 19, 1816, Meredith, NH.

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

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1840.

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, Nov. 3, 1840.

 p57  Served: in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1840‑41; on frontier duty at Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1841, — and Detroit, Mich., 1841‑44; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics,

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, June 29, 1846)

Aug. 18, 1844, to Aug. 9, 1846; and on Quartermaster duty in the War with Mexico, in California, 1846‑48, being also Collector of Customs for the Port of San Francisco, Cal., 1847‑48, — San Francisco, Cal.,

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Sep. 10, 1846)

1848‑49, 1849‑52, — on leave of absence, 1852‑54, — and at San Francisco, Cal., 1854‑55.

Died, July 19, 1855, at San José, Cal.: Aged 39.

Buried, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA.

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