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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1834

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Forbes Britton

(Ap'd Va.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1830, to July 1, 1834, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1834.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1834‑37, — Ft. Coffee,

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Nov. 18, 1835)

I. T., 1837‑38, — and Ft. Smith, Ark., 1838‑39; in the Florida War,

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 7, 1838)

1839‑40; on Commissary duty, 1840‑41; in the Florida War, 1841; in transferring Indians, 1841; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1841‑42, being engaged in the Skirmish near Clay's Landing, on the Suwanee River, May 17, 1842; in garrison at Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1842; in transferring Indians, 1842‑43; in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1843‑44, — Pass Christian, Mis., 1844, — and Baton Rouge, La., 1844‑45, 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3‑9, 1846, — and as Chief Quartermaster of Brigade moving on Orizaba, Jan. 31 to

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

May 6, 1848; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848‑49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; and on Indian duty, Mar. 15 to May 13, 1850.

Resigned, July 16, 1850.

Civil History. — Merchant and Farmer, Corpus Christi, Tex., 1850‑61, Member of the Senate of the State of Texas, 1857‑61. Brig.‑General, Texas Militia, 1859‑61.

Died, Feb. 14, 1861, at Austin, Tex.: Aged 49.

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