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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Henry W. Stanton​1

(Ap'd at Large)


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., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1842.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1842; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1842‑43, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1843,  p146 — Scouting on the Plains, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1843‑44, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1844, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1844‑45, — Expedition to the

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Oct. 8, 1844)

South Pass of the Rocky Mountains, 1845, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1846‑47, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1847, — as Adjutant,

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Feb. 7, 1847)

1st Dragoons, Oct. 24, 1848, to June 4, 1851, — and at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1848‑49; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1849‑50; on frontier duty at Sonora, Cal., 1850‑51, — and at Ft. Orford, Or., 1852‑53; on Recruiting service, 1853‑54; and on frontier duty at Ft. Fillmore,

(Captain, 1st Dragoons, July 25, 1854)

N. M., 1854, — and Scouting, 1855, against the Apache Indians, being engaged in a Skirmish on Peñasco River, N. M., where he was

Killed, Jan. 20, 1855: Aged 32.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of General Henry Stanton, of the Quartermaster's Department.

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