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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

William H. Tyler

(Ap'd Va.)


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., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1846.

 p302  Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1846‑47; in the War with

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

Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Operations

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

before and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; on Recruiting service, 1848; in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1848‑49, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1849; on frontier duty at Santa Fé, N. M., 1849‑50, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1850; and in garrison at Jefferson

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

Barracks, Mo., 1850, — and Ft. Smith, Ark., 1851‑53.

Died, Oct. 24, 1853, at Woodlawn, Prince William County, Va.: Aged 31.

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