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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1836

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

Roland A. Luther

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1832, to July 1, 1836, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1836.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Mitchell, Ala., and in transferring Indians, 1836‑37; in the Florida War, 1837‑38; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Apr. 3, 1838)

while transferring the Indians to the West; on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Detroit, Mich., 1838‑39, — Buffalo, N. Y., 1839‑41, — Lewiston, N. Y., 1841, — Buffalo, N. Y., 1841; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1841; on Recruiting service, 1841‑42; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1842, — Ft. Adams, R. I., 1842‑43, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1843‑44, — Frankford Arsenal, Pa., 1844‑45, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, where he was wounded; on Recruiting service, 1847; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1847;

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48; in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1848‑50, 1850‑51; and in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1852.

Died, July 9, 1853, at New Holland, Lancaster County, Pa.: Aged 38.

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