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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1827

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

Jefferson Van Horne

(Ap'd O.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1823, to July 1, 1827, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1827.

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1827.

Served: on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827‑29, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1829, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829‑30, — on Red River, about Natchitoches,º La. 1830‑31, — and Ft. Towson, I. T., 1831‑32; on Commissary duty, transferring and subsisting Indians, Sep. 10,

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Apr. 1, 1836)

1832, to July 5, 1839; in the Florida War, 1840‑41, 1841‑42; in garrison  p401 at Ft. Stansbury, Fla., 1842‑43, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1843; on sick leave of absence, 1843‑44; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins), La., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Skirmish of Tolome, June, 1847, — Skirmish of Paso de Ovejas, June, 1847, — Skirmish of Ocalaca, Aug. 16, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, —

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

Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., 1848‑49, — March to El Paso, 1849, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1849‑51, — San Elizario, Tex., 1851, — and Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1851‑52; on Recruiting service, 1852‑54; and on frontier duty at Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1855‑56, — and Albuquerque, N. M., 1856‑57.

Died, Sep. 28, 1857, at Albuquerque, N. M.: Aged 55.

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