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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1845

Vol. II

(Born Min.)

James G. S. Snelling​1

(Ap'd O.)


Born Oct. 6, 1822.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1841, to  p229 July 1, 1845, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1845.

Served: in the Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 21, 1846)

Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of

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

Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, where he was severely wounded; in garrison

(Bvt. Capt., Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848; on frontier duty, on march through Texas to Ft. Gates, 1849‑52, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1852, — Camp Johnston,

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Jan. 22, 1849)

Tex., 1852, — Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1852‑53, — Ft. Clark, Tex.,

(Captain, 10th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

1853, — and Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1854; and on Recruiting service, 1855.

Died, Aug. 25, 1855, at Cincinnati, O.: Aged 33.

Buried, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Colonel Josiah Snelling, who served in the War of 1812‑15.

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