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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1825

Vol. I

(Born N. H.)

Raphael C. Smead

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1821, to July 1, 1825, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1825.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1825.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 31, 1825, to Apr. 20, 1826; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1826‑28; on Ordnance duty, Mar. 6, 1828, to June 20, 1832; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1832, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1832‑33; on Engineer duty, Mar. 27, 1833, to

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

June 28, 1836; in the Florida War, 1836‑37; on Engineer duty, Apr. 26, 1837, to Sep. 27, 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 Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1841‑42; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas,

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Oct. 13, 1845)

1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, 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, 1846, — and Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847; on Recruiting service, 1847; and in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, at Toluca, Mex.

Died, Aug. 20, 1848, at Ft. Monroe, Va.: Aged 46.

Buried, Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle, PA.

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