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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1844

Vol. II

(Born Ten.)

John Y. Bicknell

(Ap'd Ten.)


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., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1844.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Washita, I. T., 1844‑45; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1845; on frontier duty at Ft. Washita, I. T., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Mar. 31, 1846)

Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Skirmish of La Hoya, June 20, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Operations before and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 12‑14, 1847; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; and on frontier duty, on march through Texas to Ft. Graham, 1848‑49.

Died, Nov. 11, 1849, at Maryville, Ten.: Aged 28.

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