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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1845

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

William L. Crittenden

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1839,º to July 1, 1845, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1845.

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

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, Sep. 21, 1846)

service, 1846‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, at Vera Cruz, 1847‑48, and the City of Mexico, 1848; in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1848, — and East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; and on frontier duty at Austin, Tex., 1848.

Resigned, Mar. 1, 1849.

After his resignation from the U. S. Army, he became, in 1851, Colonel in General Lopez' Second Expedition against the Island of Cuba, W. I., which being unsuccessful, he, with his party, in an attempted escape in launches, was captured by a Spanish man-of‑war, and

Shot, Aug. 16, 1851, at the Castle of Atares, Havana Harbor: Aged 28.

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