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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1843

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Edwin Howe

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1839, to July 1, 1843, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1843.

Served: in garrison at Detroit, Mich., 1843‑44, — and Ft. Wilkins, Mich., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845; on frontier duty

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Nov. 7, 1845)

at Ft. Smith, Ark., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — Storming of

(Bvt. First Lieut., Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848‑49; and on frontier duty at Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1849, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1849‑50.

Died, Mar. 31, 1850, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.: Aged 28.

Buried, Lodi Cemetery, Saline, MI.

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