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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1844

Vol. II

(Born Del.)

William Read

(Ap'd Del.)


Born Apr. 24, 1823, New Castle, DE.

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., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1844.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Smith, Ark., 1844‑46; in the War

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, May 18, 1846)

with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged on the march through Coahuila, 1846, — and in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847; conducting recruits from New Orleans, La., to Mexico, 1847; in the War with Mexico,

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Dec. 9, 1847)

1847‑48, on the Orizaba Expedition; on sick leave of absence, 1848; and on frontier duty at Ft. Washita, I. T., 1848‑50.

Resigned, July 31, 1850.

Civil History. — Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Kentucky Military Institute, near Frankfort, Ky., 1851‑53; Clerk in the U. S. Patent Office, Washington, D. C., 1853‑55; and Asst. Examiner of Patents, 1855 to 1861. Farmer, Montgomery County, Md., 1861‑84.

Died, Apr. 29, 1884, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 61.

Buried, Immanuel Episcopal Churchyard, New Castle, DE.

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