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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born Vt.)

Francis Woodbridge

(Ap'd Vt.)


Born Aug. 14, 1816.

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, 1838; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; on Northern Frontier, at

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 9, 1838)

Detroit, Mich., 1838‑39, during Canada Border Disturbances; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Brig.‑General Brady, Oct. 12, 1839, to Dec. 8, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the 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, — Battle of

 p673  (Bvt. Captain, Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847,

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

— Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847, — as Regimental and Brigade Quartermaster, Oct. 8, 1847, to Mar. 8, 1848, —

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Dec. 6, 1847)

and Division Commissary, 1848; in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1848‑49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50, 1851‑52, 1852‑53; and in garrison at Barrancas Barracks, Fla., 1855.

Died, Oct. 20, 1855, at Barrancas Barracks, Fla.: Aged 39.

Buried, Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, FL.

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