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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born N. J.)

James W. Schureman

(Ap'd N. J.)


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., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1842.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Wood, La., 1842‑44, — Buffalo Barracks,

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, Jan. 25, 1844)

N. Y., 1844‑45, — Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1845‑46, — and Newport Barracks, Ky., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Ocalaca, Aug. 16, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — and Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847; in garrison at Jefferson

(Bvt. First Lieut., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

Barracks, Mo., 1848, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1848; on voyage to

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, Jan. 12, 1848)

California, 1848‑49; and on frontier duty at Benicia, Cal., 1849‑50, — and Rancho del Chino, Cal., 1850‑52.

Died, Jan. 30, 1852, near San Francisco, Cal.: Aged 30.

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