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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Arnold Elzey​1

(Ap'd Md.)


Born Dec. 18, 1816.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 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 Detroit, Mich., 1838‑39, — Mackinac,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Nov. 12, 1839)

Mich., 1839, — Buffalo, N. Y., 1839‑40, — Recruiting, 1840, — Buffalo, N. Y., 1840, — Rochester, N. Y., 1840‑41, — and Buffalo, N. Y., 1841; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1841‑43, — Ft. Lafayette, N. Y., 1843, 1843‑45, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3‑9, 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, — Battle of Molino del Rey,

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

Sep. 8, 1847, — Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847, — and as Adjutant, 2d Artillery, Dec., 1847, to Jan., 1848; on Recruiting service, 1848; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1848‑49, and Ft. Johnston, N. C., 1849; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; in garrison

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Feb. 14, 1849)

at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1851‑53; in Florida Hostilities, 1853‑55, 1855‑56,

(Resigned Brevet Commission, Apr. 2, 1851)

being engaged against the Seminole Indians in the Skirmish near Chocalisca Key, Mar. 29, 1856; in garrison at Ft. Ontario, N. Y., 1856‑57; on frontier duty at Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1857, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857‑60; on leave of absence, 1860; and in garrison at Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1860‑61, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., 1861.

Resigned, Apr. 25, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Farmer, near Jessup's Cut, Anne Arundel Co., Md., 1866‑71.

Died, Feb. 21, 1871, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 54.

Buried, Green Mount City Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.

The Author's Note:

1 Named Arnold E. Jones when he was graduated.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record, which was significant. The deficiency is made good on several websites.

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