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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born Ky.)

John M. Scott

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1830, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1835.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1835‑37, — and Jefferson

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, Nov. 30, 1836)

Barracks, Mo., 1837; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians,

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 7, 1838)

1837‑39, being engaged in the Battle of Okee-cho-bee, Dec. 25, 1837; on Recruiting service, 1839‑41; in the Florida War, 1841; on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1841‑43, 1843‑44; on Recruiting service, 1844‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the

(Captain, 1st Infantry, June 18, 1846)

Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846; and on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth,

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 23, 1846,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Kan., 1847‑48, — March through Texas to Eagle Pass, 1848‑49, — and Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1849‑50.

Died, Oct. 26, 1850, at Frankfort, Ky.: Aged 38.

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