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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1843

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

George C. McClelland

(Ap'd Pa.)


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: on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1843‑45, — and Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins), La., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46.

Resigned, Apr. 30, 1846.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1847, as a private and corporal in the 1st Pennsylvania Volunteers, at the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — and Skirmish at Santa Fé, near Vera Cruz, Mar. 25, 1847.

Re-appointed in the United States Army, with the rank of

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Apr. 9, 1847.

Served: on Recruiting service, 1847; in the War with Mexico, 1847,  p192 being engaged in the Defense of Puebla, Sep. 13‑30, 1847; and in arrest, Sep. 30 to Oct. 13, 1847.

Cashiered, Oct. 13, 1847,

for "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman," and for "drunkenness on duty."

Civil History. — Merchant, Venango County, Pa., 1848‑57; and Farmer, 1857‑88. Major, Staff — Brigade Inspector, Pennsylvania Militia, 1849‑59.

Died, Oct. 26, 1888, near Waterloo, Pa.: Aged 70.

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