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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1834

Vol. I

(Born Vt.)

Seneca G. Simmons

(Ap'd Vt.)


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., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1834.

Served: on Topographical duty, Aug. 22, 1834, to Aug. 16, 1836; on

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1834)

frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1837‑42, being Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt.

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Jan. 19, 1837)

Brig.‑General Arbuckle, Oct. 24, 1837, to May 11, 1842; in the Florida War, 1842; in garrison at Ft. Pike, La., 1842‑44; on Recruiting service, 1844‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Combat

(Captain, 7th Infantry, Feb. 16, 1847)

of Huamantla, Oct. 12, 1847; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848‑49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1850; on Recruiting service, 1851‑53; on frontier duty at Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1853‑56, 1856‑57, — and at Ft. Smith, Ark., 1857‑58; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1858, — and Newport Barracks, Ky., 1859; and on sick leave of absence, 1859‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: in covering

(Colonel, 34th Pennsylvania Volunteers: 5th Pennsylvania Reserves, June 21, 1861)

the approaches to Washington, D. C., June, 1861, to June, 1862, being

(Major, 4th Infantry, Sep. 9, 1861)

engaged in the Action of Dranesville, Va., Dec. 20, 1861; and in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June, 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Mechanicsville, June 25, 1862, — Battle of Gaines' Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Battle of Glendale, where he was

Killed, June 30, 1862: Aged 53.

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