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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1822

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

Francis Lee

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 2, 1818, to July 1, 1822, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1822.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1823‑26; on Quartermaster

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Sep. 24, 1824)

duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1826‑28, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1828‑30, —

(Asst. Quartermaster, May 22, 1826, to May 31, 1834)

and Ft. Jesup, La., 1831‑34; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1834‑36,

(Captain, 7th Infantry, May 31, 1834)

— Camp Desire, near Ft. Towson, I. T., 1836, — Camp Nacogdoches, Tex., 1836, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1836‑38; on Recruiting service, 1838‑40; in the Florida War, 1840‑42; in garrison at Ft. Pike, La., 1842‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3‑9,

(Major, 4th Infantry, Feb. 16, 1847)

 p295  1846; on Recruiting service, 1847; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847,

(Bvt. Colonel, Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

where he was wounded, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; on frontier duty at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1849, — Ft. Howard, Wis., 1849‑51, — Ft. Snelling, Min., 1851‑53, 1853‑54, —

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 6th Infantry, Mar. 9, 1851)

and Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1854; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854‑55; on frontier duty on Sioux Expedition, 1855‑56, — Ft. Pierre,

(Colonel, 2d Infantry, Oct. 18, 1855)

Dak., 1856, — and Ft. Randall, Dak., 1856‑57; in command of the Department of the West, May 24 to Oct. 2, 1858, headquarters at St. Louis, Mo.; and on sick leave of absence, 1858‑59.

Died, Jan. 19, 1859, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 55.

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