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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1845

Vol. II

(Born Me.)

Thomas J. Montgomery

(Ap'd Me.)


Thomas Jefferson Montgomery: Born Portland, ME.

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., 8th 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, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Capture

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Sep. 9, 1846)

of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at East Pascagoula,

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Dec. 26, 1847)

Mis., 1848, — Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1848‑49, 1849‑52, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1852; and on frontier duty at Benicia, Cal., 1852, — Ft. Dalles,

(Captain, 4th Infantry, Mar. 27, 1854)

Or., 1852‑54, — and Ft. Steilacoom, Wash., 1854.

Died Nov. 22, 1854, at Ft. Steilacoom, Wash.: Aged 32.

Buried, (?) San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

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