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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

William W. Chapman

(Ap'd Mas.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1837.

Served: in the Florida War, 1837‑38; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; on the Northern Frontier at

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

Buffalo, N. Y., 1838‑41, during Canada Border Disturbances; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1841‑45, 1845‑46; and on Quartermaster duty

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, May 11, 1846)

in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Buena

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

Vista, Feb. 22‑23, 1847, and as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General Wool, June 23 to Nov. 14, 1847, — at Ft. Brown and Brazos, Tex.,

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Oct. 27, 1847: Vacated, Oct. 27, 1847)

1848‑49, 1849‑54, 1854‑55, — Corpus Christi, Tex., 1855‑58, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., 1859.

Died, Sep. 27, 1859, at Ft. Monroe, Va.: Aged 45.

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