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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1840

Vol. II

(Born Me.)

John D. Bacon

(Ap'd Me.)


John Danforth Bacon: Born Sep. 15, 1818, Buxton, ME.

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

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

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Dec. 3, 1840.

Served: in the Florida War, 1840‑42; on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1842‑45, — Ft. Washita, I. T., 1845‑46, — and Ft. Towson, I. T.,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, June 18, 1846)

1846‑47;​a and in the War with Mexico, being engaged in the Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, where he was Mortally Wounded, at the head of his company.

Died of Wounds, Oct. 12, 1847, in the City of Mexico: Aged 29.

Buried, South Buxton Cemetery, Buxton, ME.

Thayer's Note:

a Post returns show him commanding Fort Towson from some time in April, 1846 to Apr. 12, 1847. Thanks to John Stanton at FortWiki for the heads‑up.

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