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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1820

Vol. I

(Born N. C.)

Samuel McRee​1

(Ap'd N. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 12, 1815, to July 1, 1820, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1820.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Aug. 31 to Dec. 2, 1820; on Topographical duty, Dec. 2, 1820, to June 1,

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, in re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821)

1821; in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1821‑22; on Topographical duty,

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Sep. 30, 1823)

1822‑23; in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1823, — and Bellefontaine, Mo., 1823‑24; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Brig.‑General Atkinson, June 14, 1824, to Dec. 31, 1831; in the "Black Hawk" War, 1832, being engaged

(Captain, 1st Infantry, Dec. 31, 1831, to Nov. 8, 1839)

in the Battle of Bad Axe River, Aug. 2, 1832; in garrison at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1832‑33; on Recruiting service, 1834; in garrison at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1834‑37, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1837; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837‑38 and 1838‑39, being engaged in the Battle of Okee-cho-bee, Dec. 25, 1837, — and on Quartermaster

(Capt. Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, July 7, 1838)

duty, 1838‑39; on Quartermaster duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1839‑40, — St. Louis, Mo., 1840‑42, — New Orleans, La., 1842‑45, —

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, Nov. 8, 1839)

Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑47, — Chief Quartermaster of Major- p258 General Scott's Army in the War with Mexico, Feb. 18 to Apr. 7, 1847, —

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, May 30, 1848,
for Meritorious Conduct while Serving in the Enemy's Country)

at Cincinnati, O., 1847, forwarding troops to Mexico, — and at St. Louis, Mo., 1847‑49.

Died, July 15, 1849, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 48.

Buried, Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.​a

The Author's Note:

1 Was the brother of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Col. Wm. McRee, of the Engineers.

Thayer's Note:

a Additional biographical information, nicely filling out Cullum's dry summary, is given on the site linked.

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