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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born Ind.)

William Armstrong

(Ap'd Ind.)


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 during Canada Border Disturbances, at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1838‑39, — Recruiting, 1839‑40, — Buffalo, N. Y., 1840, — Recruiting, 1840, — and

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 1, 1839)

Buffalo, N. Y., 1840‑41; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1841; on Recruiting service, 1841‑42; in garrison at Ft. Mifflin, Pa., 1842‑46, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, 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, —  p685 Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20,

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Aug. 5, 1847)

1847, — and Battle of Molino del Rey, where, by the explosion of the enemy's magazine, he was

Killed, Sep. 8, 1847: Aged 32.

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