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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1843

Vol. II

(Born Me.)

Charles E. Jarvis

(Ap'd Me.)


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

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1843.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1843‑44; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins), La., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845; in garrison at New Orleans, La., 1846, — and Ft. Columbus,

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, Mar. 11, 1846)

N. Y., 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, where he was wounded in storming the enemy's intrenched heights, — Skirmish of Ocalaca, Aug. 16, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20,

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

1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1848; on voyage

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

to California, 1848‑49; and on frontier duty at San Diego, Cal., 1849.

Died, June 8, 1849, at Sonoma, Cal.: Aged 28.

Buried, Benicia Arsenal Post Cemetery, Benicia, CA.​a

Thayer's Note:

a For Benicia Arsenal, see the entry at FortWiki.

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