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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Mortimer Rosecrants

(Ap'd Mich.)


Born Feb. 16, 1818.

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., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1841.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1841, — and Detroit, Mich., 1841‑44, 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46;

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 10, 1843)

and in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846,

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 10, 1846)

— Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847; and on sick leave of absence, 1847‑48.

Bvt. Capt., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.

Died, Oct. 7, 1848, at Ypsilanti, Mich.: Aged 30.

Buried, Highland Park Cemetery, Ypsilanti, MI.

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