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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Matthew R. Stevenson

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1841, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1846.

Captain, 1st Regiment New York Volunteers, Aug. 1, 1846.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, in California, where he continued

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Feb. 16, 1847)

on duty, 1848‑50; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850, —

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Oct. 26, 1848)

Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1850, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850‑51;

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Aug. 24, 1851)

on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1851, — and Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1851‑54; and on Recruiting service, 1854‑56.

Dismissed, Sep. 20, 1856, under Sec. 3 of Law of Jan. 31, 1823.​a

Re-appointed to "resume his former place on the Army Register" as

Captain, 7th Infantry, Jan. 2, 1858.

Served: on detached service at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858‑59; and on frontier duty at Ft. Crittenden, Utah, 1859‑61, — and Ft. McLane, N. M., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: in Operations in New Mexico and Arizona, Apr. to July, 1861, being engaged in the Action of Mesilla, Ara., July 25, 1861, — and was surrendered, July 27, 1861, by Major Lynde to Texas Insurgents, and remained on parole, doing garrison duty, till exchanged, Aug. 27, 1862; and on sick leave of absence, Oct. 8, 1862, to Jan. 2, 1863.

Died, Jan. 2, 1863, at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y.: Aged 37.

Thayer's Note:

a Requiring that disbursing officers failing to render their accounts for settlement in due time be promptly reported to the President of the United States and dismissed from the public service.

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