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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Hachaliah Brown

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1842.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Severn, Md., 1842‑43, — Ft. Monroe, Va., 1843‑44, 1844‑45, — and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1845‑46; on Recruiting

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Mar. 1, 1845)

service, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Skirmish of Medellin, Mar. 25,

(Bvt. Cap., Mar. 25, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Affair at Medellin, near Vera Cruz, Mex.)

1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — and Attack of the San Antonio Garita of the City of Mexico, Sep. 12‑13, 1847; as Adjutant, 3d Artillery, Dec. 1, 1848, to Oct. 10, 1850, at Regimental headquarters, Ft. Adams, R. I.; and in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., 1851, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1851‑53.

Died, Aug. 22, 1853, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.: Aged 31.

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