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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Oliver H. P. Taylor

(Ap'd at Large)


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., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1846.

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

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Feb. 16, 1847)

of Embudo, N. M., Jan. 29, 1847, — Assault of Pueblo de Taos, N. M., Feb. 4, 1847, — and Assault of Santa Cruz de Rosales, Chihuahua,

(Bvt. First Lieut., Feb. 4, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Conflicts at Embudo and Taos, N. M.)

Mar. 16, 1848; on frontier duty at Santa Fé, N. M., 1848, — Albuquerque,

(Bvt. Capt., Mar. 16, 1848,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Santa Cruz de Rosales, Mex.)

N. M., 1848‑49, — Scouting, 1849, being engaged against Apache Indians, in a Skirmish at the Cañon del Peñon, Sierra Sacramento, N. M., July 18, 1849, — Taos, N. M., 1849‑50, — Scouting, 1850, being engaged against Apache Indians, in Surprise of 150 of their Lodges, near the source of Costilla River, N. M., July 26, 1850, — and at Rayado, N. M., 1850‑51; in garrison at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1851; on frontier duty at Los Lunas, N. M.,º 1852, — Quartermaster, 1st Dragoons, Apr. 22, 1852, to July 31, 1854, — and Ft. Leavenworth,

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Feb. 21, 1853)

Kan., 1852, 1852‑53, — 1853‑54; on sick leave of absence, 1854‑55; on Recruiting service, 1855‑56; and on frontier duty at Ft. Lane, Or., 1856, — Ft. Yamhill, Or., 1856‑57, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., 1857, 1858, — and on Spokane Expedition, 1858, being engaged in the desperate Combat of To‑hots-nim‑me, Wash., on the Colville Trail, Utah, where he was

Killed, May 17, 1858: Aged 33.

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