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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1847

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Otis H. Tillinghast

(Ap'd N. Y.)


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., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1847.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, at Saltillo and Brazos; in

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

garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1848‑49; in conducting Recruits to 1st Infantry, 1849 in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1849‑50, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1850‑51; on Mexican Boundary Commission, Apr. 10,

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

1851, to June 15, 1852; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1853; on Recruiting service, 1853‑54; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1854‑56; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; and as Quartermaster, 1st Artillery, June 18, 1856, to June 5, 1860, at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1857‑60, — and Baltimore, Md., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861: on Special duty in the Department of Washington, May 4‑30, 1861; and as Chief

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, May 13, 1861)

Quartermaster of the Department of Northeast Virginia, May 31 to July 23, 1861, at Washington, D. C., — and in the Manassas Campaign, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, where he was Mortally Wounded, and

Died of Wounds, July 23, 1861: Aged 38.

Buried, Morrisville Rural Cemetery, Morrisville, NY.

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