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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1836

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Muscoe L. Shackleford

(Ap'd Va.)


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

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

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 31, 1836.

Served: in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836‑38, being engaged in the Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Nov. 21, 1836; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; in

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 7, 1838)

garrison at New York harbor, 1838; on Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Buffalo, N. Y., 1838‑39, — Recruiting, 1839, — Buffalo, N. Y., 1839‑40, — Recruiting, 1840, — and Buffalo, N. Y., 1840‑41; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1841‑42; in conducting recruits to Upper Mississippi Posts, 1842; in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., 1842, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1842‑43, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1843‑44, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1844‑46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, where he was Mortally Wounded while leading his company in the Assault of the enemy's works.

Died of Wounds, Oct. 12, 1847, in the City of Mexico: Aged 34.

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