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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1845

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

Newton C. Givens

(Ap'd Ind.)


Newton Curd Givens: Born Jan. 7, 1824, Lexington, KY.

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., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1845.

Served: on frontier duty, on March from Ft. Washita, I. T., to Ft. Wayne, I. T., 1845‑46, — Ft. Smith, Ark., 1846, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T.,

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, May 9, 1846)

1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22‑23, 1847; on frontier duty, on march to California,

(Bvt. First Lieut., Feb. 23, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.)

1848‑49, — Los Angeles, Cal., 1849, — Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1850‑51, — Ft.

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 25, 1850)

Graham, Tex., 1851‑52, 1852, — Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1852‑53, — March to Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1853‑54, — Corpus Christi, Tex., 1854, — and Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1854‑55; in arrest, suspended,​a and sick, 1855‑57; on

(Captain, 2d Dragoons, Feb. 28, 1857)

Topographical duty in Texas, Oct. 12, 1857, to June 15, 1858; and on sick leave of absence, 1858‑59.

Died, Mar. 9, 1859, at San Antonio, Tex. Aged 35.

Buried, Camp Floyd Cemetery, Fairfield, UT.

Thayer's Note:

a The reason for the arrest and suspension are given in the summary biography on the Find-a‑Grave page linked to above.

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