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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1831

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Samuel C. Ridgely

(Ap'd Md.)


Samuel Chase Ridgely: Born 1809, Annapolis, MD.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1827, to July 1, 1831, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1831.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1831.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1831, to Oct. 4, 1834, — and as Principal Asst. Professor of Engineering, Oct. 4, 1834, to Aug. 28, 1839, being, while on leave of absence, on "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Sep. 16, 1836)

of war;​a at the Camp of Instruction, near Trenton, N. J., 1839; on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Detroit, Mich., 1839‑41, — and Buffalo, N. Y., 1841‑42; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1842‑43; as Acting Judge Advocate of the Army, Feb. 8, 1843, to Mar. 11, 1847; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Feb. 16, 1847)

Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8,

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

1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at New Orleans Barracks, La., 1848‑49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; in garrison at Ft. La­fayette, N. Y., 1850‑51, — Ft. Johnston, N. C., 1851, — Ft. Sumter, S. C., 1851‑52, — Ft. Ontario, N. Y., 1852‑53, — Ft. Mifflin, Pa., 1853, — and Ft. Independence, Mas., 1853‑54; as Member of Board to revise "Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics," at West Point, N. Y., Aug. 2, 1854, to Jan. 15, 1855; in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., 1855‑56, 1856; and on sick leave of absence, 1856‑59.

Died, July 6, 1859, at Georgetown, D. C.: Aged 50.

Buried, Camp Floyd Cemetery, Fairfield, UT.

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