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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Thomas L. Brent​a

(Ap'd Va.)


Thomas Lee Brent

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

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1835.

Served: on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1835‑36, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1836, — Camp Sabine, La., 1836, — and Caddo Country, 1836;

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Nov. 1, 1836)

in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836‑38, being engaged in the Skirmish of Aapopkaº Lake, Jan. 23, 1837, — and Skirmish of Hatchee-Luskee Creek, Jan. 27, 1837; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1838; in the Florida War, 1838‑39; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1839; at the Camp of Instruction near Trenton, N. J., 1839; on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Detroit,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Aug. 1, 1839)

Mich., 1839‑40; on Recruiting service, 1840‑42; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842‑43, 1844, — and Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1844‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Battle of Buena Vista,

(Bvt. Capt., Feb. 23, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.)

Feb. 22‑23, 1847; and on Quartermaster duty in the War with Mexico,

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Mar. 3, 1847)

1847‑48, — Santa Fé, N. M., 1848‑50, — Detroit, Mich., 1851‑42, — Pacific

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Sep. 12, 1850: Vacated Sep. 12, 1850)

Division, 1852‑53, — Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1853‑55, — purchasing horses in Philadelphia, Pa., 1855, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1855‑56, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857‑58.

Died, Jan. 11, 1858, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.: Aged 44.

Buried, Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

Thayer's Note:

a The father of Thomas L. Brent, Jr., Class of 1865.

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