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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1818

Vol. I

(Born D. C.)

Samuel Ringgold

(Ap'd Md.)


Born 1796, Hagerstown, MD.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Dec. 18, 1814, to July 24, 1818, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Artillery, July 24, 1818.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Mifflin, Pa., 1818; as acting Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General Scott, Dec., 1818, to July 2, 1821; on Topographical

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821)

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, Aug. 16, 1821)

duty, July 2 to Dec. 14, 1821; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, May 8, 1822)

Scott, Dec. 14, 1821, to July 12, 1823; in garrison at Ft. Severn, Md., 1824, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1824‑26; on Ordnance duty, April 14, 1826, to Dec. 23, 1830, and Mar. 31 to Oct. 31,

(Bvt. Captain, May 8, 1832, For Faithful Service Ten Years in one Grade)

1831; in garrison at Ft. Macon, N. C., 1832‑35; on Ordnance duty, Jan. 14, 1835, to Aug. 29, 1836; in Florida War, 1836‑37; in garrison at

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Aug. 31, 1836)

Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1838‑39; at the Camp of Instruction near Trenton,

(Bvt. Major, Feb. 15, 1838, for Meritorious Conduct
in Activity and Efficiency in the War against the Florida Indians)

N. J., 1839; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1839‑43; on detached service at West Point, N. Y., June 17 to Oct., 1843; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1843‑45; with the "Army of Occupation" in Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, Tex., May 8, 1846, where he was mortally wounded while gallantly directing the fire of the battery of horse artillery under his command.

Died of Wounds, May 11, 1846, at Point Isabel, Tex.: Aged 46.

Buried, Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.

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