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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1823

Vol. I

(Born Vt.)

Lucien B. Webster

(Ap'd Vt.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Aug. 28, 1819, to July 1, 1823, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1823.

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1823.

Served: on Ordnance duty, Aug. 1, 1823, to May, 1824; in garrison at Ft. Sullivan, Me., 1824‑25, — Ft. Constitution, N. H., 1825‑27, — Bellona Arsenal, Va., 1827‑28, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1828; at the Military Academy, 1828‑34, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 31, 1828, to Aug. 31, 1830, — and Quartermaster, Oct. 24, 1830, to June 26, 1834; in garrison at Charleston harbor, S. C.,

(First Lieut, 1st Artillery, May 30, 1832)

1834‑36; in the Florida War, 1836‑38, being on Quartermaster duty, 1836‑37; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to

(Captain, 1st Artillery, Sep. 30, 1836)

the West; on Maine Frontier, at Houlton, Me., 1838‑40, 1841‑45, pending the "Disputed Territory" controversy; in garrison at Pensacola harbor, Fla., 1845‑46; in Military Occupation of Texas, at Ft. Brown, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — and Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22‑23,

(Bvt Major, Sep. 23, 1846,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

1847; on Recruiting service, 1848; and in garrison at Ft. Mifflin, Pa.,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Feb. 23, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.)

1848‑50, — Baton Rouge, La., 1850‑51, — and New Orleans Barracks,

(Major, 4th Artillery, Aug. 3, 1852)

La., 1851‑52.

Died, Nov. 4, 1853, at Fort Brown, Tex.: Aged 52.

Buried, Alexandria National Cemetery, Pineville, LA.

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