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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Edmund Russell

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born Windham, 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., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1846.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Smith, Ark., 1846‑47; in the War

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Feb. 16, 1847)

with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, where he was wounded, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and with Heavy

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

Battery against Chapultepec, Sep. 12‑13, 1847; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848, — Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1848‑49, — Ft. Brady, Mich., 1849‑51, — Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1851, 1851‑52, — and Ft. Columbus,

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Jan. 31, 1850)

N. Y., 1852; and on frontier duty at Benicia, Cal., 1852, — Ft. Reading, Cal., 1852‑53, — and Scouting, 1853, being engaged in a Skirmish with hostile Indians near Red Bluff, Cal., where he was

Killed, Mar. 24, 1853: Aged 31.

Buried, Valley Home Cemetery, Windham, PA.

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