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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II

(Born Ill.)

Elias K. Kane

(Ap'd Ill.)


Elias Kent Kane, Jr.:​a Born 1822.

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., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1841.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1841; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1842‑44, — as Adjutant, 2d Dragoons,

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 10, 1843)

Apr. 16 to Sep. 17, 1842, — and Ft. Washita, I. T., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Aug. 18, 1847)

engaged in the Skirmish of La Rosia (30 miles above Matamoras), Apr. 25, 1846, where he was captured, and remained a Prisoner of War till exchanged, May 10, 1846; on Quartermaster duty, 1848‑52, — in the

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Jan. 12, 1848)

War with Mexico, 1848, Ft. Snelling, Min., 1848, — and with troops for California, 1848‑52; and on leave of absence, 1852‑53.

Died, July 9, 1853, at Belleville, Ill.: Aged 33.

Buried, Evergreen Cemetery, Chester, IL.

Thayer's Note:

a He was the son of Elias Kent Kane, the first Secretary of State of the State of Illinois, later one of its United States Senators; his sister was the wife of Illinois governor William H. Bissell.

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