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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1847

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Daniel M. Beltzhoover

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Apr. 11, 1826.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1843, to July 1, 1847, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1847.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, at the mouth of the Rio

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Aug. 20, 1847)

Grande, commanding Depot Guard; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y.,  p314 1848‑49, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1849‑50; on frontier duty at San

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Feb. 22, 1851)

Diego, Cal., 1850‑51; and in garrison at Key West, Fla., 1852‑55.

Resigned, Dec. 6, 1855.

Civil History. — Professor of Mathematics in Mount St. Mary's College, at Emmetsburg, Md., 1855‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Teacher, Mobile, Ala., 1865‑70.

Died, Nov. 1,​b 1870, at Mobile, Ala.: Aged 44.

Buried, St. Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery, Emmitsburg, MD.

Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel Mar. 13, 1862; in 1862 he was Chief of Artillery, Western Department; in 1864 he commanded a brigade in Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. H. Forney's Division, Trans-Mississippi Department.

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b His tombstone (q.v.) reads Oct. 31.

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