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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

George W. Ayers

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1841.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1841; in the Florida War, 1841‑42; in garrison at Ft. Morgan, Ala., 1842; on Recruiting service, 1842; in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1842‑44, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; and in the

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Dec. 20, 1845)

War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, —

(Bvt. Capt, Sep. 23, 1846,
for Gallant Conduct in the several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Molino del Rey, where, while leading, chivalric daring, an Assault of the enemy's works, he was

Killed, Sep. 8, 1847: Aged 26.

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