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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

George T. Mason

(Ap'd Va.)


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., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1842.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1842, — Ft.  p145 Jesup, La., 1842‑43, — Expedition to Arkansas River, 1843, — Ft. Leavenworth,

(Transferred to 1st Dragoons, Mar. 6, 1843)

Kan., 1843‑44, — Scouting to Pawnee Villages, 1844, — Ft. Leavenworth,

(Second Lieut., 2dº Dragoons, Sep. 13, 1844)

Kan., 1844, — and Ft. Jesup, La., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Skirmish of La Rosia, near Ft. Brown, Texas, where he was

Killed, Apr. 25, 1846: Aged 27.​a

Thayer's Note:

a For the skirmish at La Rosia and the death of Lt. Mason, see the diary of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Philip N. Barbour, entries for Apr. 26, 27, and 28, 1846.

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