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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1834

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

George P. Field

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1829, to July 1, 1834, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1834.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1834‑35, — and Ft. Towson,

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 25, 1835)

I. T., 1835‑37; on Recruiting service, 1837‑39; on frontier duty at

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 7, 1838)

Ft. Towson, I. T., 1839‑40; in the Florida War, 1840‑42; on Recruiting service, 1842; in garrison at Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1842‑43; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1843‑44, — and Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins),

(Captain, 3d Infantry, Feb. 29, 1844)

La., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — and Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21, 1846, where he was wounded while gallantly leading his company in the assault on the enemy's works, and in that condition was

Lanced to Death, Sep. 21, 1846: Aged 33.

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