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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1830

Vol. I

(Born N. C.)

John H. K. Burgwin

(Ap'd N. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1826, to July 1, 1830, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

Served: in garrison at Hancock Barracks, Me., 1830‑33, — and Jefferson

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Mar. 4, 1833)

Barracks, Mo., 1833; on frontier duty, Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1833‑34; in the Expedition to Tow‑e‑ash Villages, 1834, — and at Ft. Des Moines, Io.,

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, June 30, 1835)

1834‑36; on Recruiting service, 1836‑37; on frontier duty at Ft. Des

(Captain, 1st Dragoons, July 31, 1837)

Moines, Io., 1837, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1837; at Carlisle, Pa. (Cavalry School for Practice), 1838; on Recruiting service, 1838‑39; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1839, Ft. Wayne, I. T., 1839, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1839, Ft. Wayne, I. T., 1839‑40, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1840‑41, — March to Ft. Towson, I. T., 1841, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1841‑42, — March to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1842, — March to Council Bluffs, Io., 1842, — Ft. Croghan, Io., 1842‑43, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1844, — Expedition to Pawnee Villages, 1844, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1844‑45, — Expedition to and through South Pass of the Rocky Mountains, 1845, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1845‑46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Skirmish of Embudo, N. M., Jan. 29, 1847, — and Assault of Pueblo-de‑Taos, N. M., Feb. 4, 1847, where he was Mortally Wounded, while gallantly leading and skillfully directing the attack.

Died of Wounds, Feb. 7, 1847, at Pueblo-de‑Taos, N. M.: Aged 36.

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