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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born Md.)

Edmund Hardcastle

(Ap'd Md.)


Edmund La Fayette Hardcastle: Born Oct. 18, 1824, Denton, MD.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Top. Engineers, July 1, 1846.

Served: on the Coast Survey, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20,

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

1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, Battle of Chapultepec,

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

Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; as Assistant in the Topographical Bureau at Washington, D. C., 1848‑49, — and on the Mexican Boundary Survey (southern line of California),

(Second Lieut., Top. Engineers, Sep. 26, 1849)

Feb., 1849, to June, 1852; and as Engineer Secretary of the

(First Lieut., Top. Engineers, July 1, 1853)

Light-house Board at Washington, D. C., Oct. 9, 1852, to Apr. 30, 1856.

Resigned, Apr. 30, 1856.

Civil History. — Farmer, Easton, Talbot County, Md., since 1856. Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Agricultural Society for the Eastern Shore, since 1858. Delegate to the Charleston and Baltimore Democratic Conventions, 1860. State Director for Talbot County, Md., in the Maryland and Delaware Railroad Company, 1867. President of Maryland and Delaware Railroad Company, 1868; and of Board of Control and Review of Tax Assessment for Talbot County, Md., Mar., 1876. Member of the House of Delegates of Maryland Legislature, 1870 and 1878.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Died, Aug. 11, 1899, at Towson, Md.: Aged 75.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1900, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Spring Hill Cemetery, Easton, MD.

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