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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1845

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Patrick A. Farrelly

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1841, to July 1, 1845, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1845.

Served: in the Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with 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,

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 10, 1846)

 p228  Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20,

(Bvt. First Lieut., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

1847, where he was severely wounded; and on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson,

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

I. T., 1849‑50, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1850, — San Antonio, Tex., 1850, — Corpus Christi, 1850‑51, — Ft. Smith, Ark., 1851, — and Ft. Washita, I. T., 1851, where, by being thrown from his horse, he was

Killed, Aug. 4, 1851: Aged 30.

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