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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born Del.)

Albert L. Magilton

(Ap'd Pa.)


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., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1846.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del

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

Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at New Orleans Barracks, La., 1848‑49;

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Feb. 28, 1849)

in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1850, — New Mexican Plains, 1850, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1850‑52, — New Mexico, 1852, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1852‑53, — and Ft. Brady, Mich., 1853‑55, 1856; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; and on frontier duty

(Captain, 4th Artillery, June 10, 1857)

at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857.

Resigned, Dec. 29, 1857.

Civil History. — Unknown.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: on Regimental Recruiting service at Easton, Pa., May

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 2d Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers, June 21, 1861)

 p270  to July, 1861; in guarding the left bank of the Potomac, opposite Harper's Ferry, July to Sep., 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep., 1861, to Mar., 1862, being in reserve at the Action at Dranesville,

(Colonel, 4th Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers, Oct. 4, 1861)

Va., Dec. 20, 1861; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Action of Mechanicsville, June 26, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — Battle of Charles City Cross Roads, June 30, 1862, where he was wounded, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug. to Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct. to Nov., 1862; and in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862.

Resigned, Dec. 23, 1862.

Civil History. — Professor of Infantry Tactics in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Free Military School for applicants for the command of colored troops, Feb. 8 to Sep. 15, 1864. Deputy Collector of U. S. Internal Revenue, at Philadelphia, Pa., 1864‑75.

Died, Dec. 28, 1875, at Philadelphia, Pa.: Aged 49.

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