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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1843

Vol. II

(Born N. H.)

Charles G. Merchant​1

(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., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1843.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Marion, Fla., 1843, — and Key West, Fla., 1843‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, May 9, 1846)

Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and

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

(Bvt. Captain, Sep. 13, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct at the Battle of Chapultepec, Mex.)

Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; on frontier duty, on

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Aug. 2, 1848)

the March through Texas to Ft. Inge, 1849‑50, being engaged in a Skirmish with Comanche Indians, near Leona, Tex., May 18, 1850, where he was severely wounded; on Recruiting service, 1850‑52; on sick leave of absence, 1852‑55; and as Secretary and Treasurer of the Military Asylum at East Pascagoula, Mis., Apr. 27 to Sep. 4, 1855.

Died, Sep. 4, 1855, at East Pascagoula, Mis.: Aged 34.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Charles Merchant, U. S. Army.

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