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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1821

Vol. I

(Born Ct.)

John B. Scott

(Ap'd Ct.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Oct. 1, 1817, to July 1, 1821, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1821.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1821.

Served: on Ordnance duty, Oct. 1, 1821, to Aug. 20, 1822; in garrison at St. Augustine, Fla., 1823‑24, — Ft. Monroe, Va., 1824‑26 (Instructor of Mathematics, Artillery School for Practice, June 23, 1824, to Mar. 27,  p271 1826), — Savannah, Ga., 1826‑27, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1827‑28, —

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 31, 1827)

and Ft. Severn, Md., 1828‑32, 1832‑34; on Commissary duty at Baltimore, Md., 1834; on Ordnance duty, June 4, 1835, to Sep. 26, 1838; in the Florida War, 1838‑39; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1839; at the Camp of Instruction, near Trenton, N. J., 1839; on the Northern Frontier, during Canada Border Disturbances, at Detroit, Mich., 1839‑41, — and Buffalo, N. Y., 1841‑42; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842‑45;

(Captain, 4th Artillery, June 25, 1841)

in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23,

(Bvt. Major, May 9, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, Tex.)

1846, — and in command at the mouth of the Rio Grande, 1847‑48; in garrison at Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1848‑49, — Baton Rouge, La., 1849‑50, — Ft. Washington, Md., 1850‑53, — and Ft. Independence, Mas., 1853‑56; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; and on frontier

(Major, 3d Artillery, June 10, 1857)

duty at Ft. Umpqua, Or., 1857‑60.

Died, Nov. 22, 1860, at San Francisco, Cal.: Aged 59.

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