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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

John Beardsley

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Oct. 12, 1816, Fairfield, NY.

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

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1841.

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Aug. 31, 1841.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1841; in the Florida War, 1841‑42; in garrison at Ft. Shannon, Fla., 1842‑43, — Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1843, — and Key West, Fla., 1843‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of  p100 Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — and Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, June 18, 1846)

engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Molino del Rey,

(Bvt. Capt., Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

Sep. 8, 1847, where he was severely wounded in the Storming of the enemy's works; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, 1847‑49; and on frontier duty at Ft. Martin Scott, Tex., 1849‑52, — Camp Johnston

(Captain, 8th Infantry, June 28, 1849)

(on the Concho River), 1852, — and Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1852‑53.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1853.

Civil History. — Trust Agent, 1853‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63, as

Colonel, 9th N. Y. Cavalry Volunteers, Nov. 5, 1861,

till he

Resigned, Apr. 8, 1863.

Civil History. — Trust Agent, 1863‑75. Residence, Athens-on‑Hudson, N. Y.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Retired from all active pursuits. — Post-office address, Athens, Greene County, N. Y.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Retired from all active pursuits. — Post-office address, Athens, Greene County, N. Y., till he

Died February 18, 1906, at Athens, N. Y.: Aged 89.

Buried, Athens, NY.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1892, for an obituary notice.

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