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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1826

Vol. I

(Born Me.)

Moses E. Merrill​a

(Ap'd Me.)


Moses Emery Merrill: Born Dec. 2, 1803, Brunswick, ME.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1822, to July 1, 1826, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1826.

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1826.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Armstrong, Ill., 1826‑27, — Ft. Snelling, Min., 1827‑28, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1828, Ft. Brady, Mich., 1828‑29, Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1829, — Ft. Brady, Mich., 1829‑30, — and Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1830; on Recruiting service, 1830‑31; on frontier duty at Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1831‑32, — Ft. Howard, Wis.,

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Mar. 4, 1833)

1832‑41, — Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1841, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1841, —

(Captain, 5th Infantry, June 22, 1837)

and Ft. Brady, Mich., 1842; on Recruiting service, 1842; on frontier  p383 duty at Ft. Brady, Mich., 1842‑43, — and Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1843‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; and 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, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, where, while leading the assaulting column under his command to the attack of the enemy's works, he was

Killed, Sep. 8, 1847: Aged 43.

Buried, Pine Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, ME.

Thayer's Note:

a His son Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.William E. Merrill was also a graduate.

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