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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1824

Vol. I

(Born Ky.)

William P. Bainbridge

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1820, to July 1, 1824, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1824.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1824.

Served: in garrison, at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1824‑26, — Ft. Marion, Fla., 1826‑27, — Ft. Delaware, Del., 1827‑31, — New Castle, Del., 1831‑32, — Charleston harbor, S. C., 1832‑33, during

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, May 30, 1832)

South Carolina's threatened nullification, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1833‑36, — and Ft. La­fayette, N. Y., 1836; in Operations in Creek Nation, 1836; in the Florida War, 1836‑38; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1838; on Recruiting service, 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 Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1839‑41, — and Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1841‑42; in garrison, at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842‑46; in the War

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Mar. 19, 1842)

with Mexico, 1846‑47, in garrison at Ft. Polk, Tex., 1846‑47, — and engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, and Battle of Cerro

(Bvt. Major, Apr. 18, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847; on sick leave of absence at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1847‑48; in the War with Mexico, 1848, at the City of Mexico; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1848, — and Ft. Pike, La., 1848‑49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; and on sick leave of absence, 1850.

Died, Sep. 16, 1850, at West Point, N. Y.: Aged 47.

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