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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Andrew J. Williamson

(Ap'd O.)


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 Infantry, July 1, 1842.

Served: in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1842, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1843‑44; on frontier duty at Natchitochesº (Camp Salubrity),

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, Feb. 29, 1844)

La., 1844, — and Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins), La., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — and Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; in the War

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Feb. 16, 1847)

with Mexico, 1847, being engaged in the Skirmish of Ocalaca, Aug. 16, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — and Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847; on sick leave of absence, 1847‑49; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1849; on frontier duty on March to Santa Fé, 1849, — in Navajo Nation, 1849, — and at Albuquerque, N. M., 1849‑50; and on leave of absence, 1850‑51.

Resigned, Sep. 9, 1851.

Civil History. — Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy, Kentucky Military Institute, 1851‑53. History since 1853, unknown.

Died, 18–––.

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