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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1830

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

Thomas B. Linnard​1

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to July 1, 1830, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1830.

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1830.

Served: on Ordnance duty, Oct. 29, 1830, to Dec. 31, 1833; in garrison at Ft. Wood, La., 1834, — Ft. Clinch, Fla., — Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1834, — and Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1834‑35; on Topographical duty, May 4,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Dec. 28, 1835)

1835, to Jan. 21, 1836; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836‑38, being engaged in the Skirmishes at Camp Izard, Feb. 27, 28, 29, and Mar. 5, 1836, — Action of Oloklikaha, Mar. 31, 1836, — Skirmish near Tampa Bay, Sep. 30, 1836, — Action of Locha-Hatchee, Jan. 24,

(Bvt. Captain, Sep. 30, 1836, for Gallant Conduct, Activity, and Enterprise in the War against the Florida Indians)

1838, — as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General Jesup, Nov. 21, 1836, to May 15, 1838, — and as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General, June 25 to Sep. 25, 1837, and May 13‑15, 1838; as Asst. Top. Engineer in the improvement

(First Lieut., Corps of Topographical Engineers, July 7, 1838)

of harbors in Delaware River and Bay, 1838; as Superintending Top. Engineer of Whitehall, N. Y., harbor improvement, and construction of Delaware Breakwater, 1839‑40, — and of improvement of Mobile harbor, Ala., 1841‑43; as Inspector of Red River improvement,

(Captain, Corps of Topographical Engineers, Mar. 31, 1842)

La., 1841‑45; in examination of La Fourche and Lake Pontchartrain harbors, 1845; in charge of Red River improvement, 1845‑46; in the Military Occupation of Texas, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, on the march through Chihuahua, Mex., 1846‑47, and was engaged in the Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22‑23, 1847; and in charge of the construction

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

 p453  of Iron Light-houses on Carysfort Reef and Sand Key, Fla., 1849‑51.

Died, Apr. 24, 1851, at Philadelphia, Pa.: Aged 40.

The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of Colonel William Linnard, Quartermaster-General of the U. S. Army in the War of 1812‑15.

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