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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1844

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

Samuel Gill

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1840, to July 1, 1844, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1844.

Served: in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1844, —Ft. Monroe, Va., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; and in the War with

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 18, 1846)

Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — and Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847.

Resigned, May 29, 1847.

Civil History. — Asst. Engineer of Louisville and Frankfort, and of Lexington and Frankfort Railroad, Ky., 1847‑50. Superintendent of Lexington and Frankfort Railroad, Ky., 1850‑72, — and of Louisville and Frankfort Railroad, Ky., 1855‑72. Member of Military Board of the  p194 State of Kentucky, for the organization of its quota of Volunteers for the suppression of the Rebellion, May, 1861, to Feb., 1862. Receiver of the Louisville, Cincinnati, and Lexington Railroad, Ky., 1873‑75.

Died, Jan. 8, 1876, at Cincinnati, O.: Aged 52.

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