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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1838

Vol. I

(Born N. H.)

Jeremiah M. Scarritt

(Ap'd Ill.)


Jeremiah Mason Scarritt

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1834, to July 1, 1838, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1838.

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 7, 1838.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in the improvement of St. Louis harbor, Mo., 1838; as Chief Engineer in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1838‑39; at the Military Academy, as Principal Asst. Professor

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1839)

of Engineering, Sep. 1, 1839, to Aug. 26, 1841; as Asst. Engineer in building the fortifications of Pensacola harbor, Fla., 1841‑45; in the Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — and Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846; and as Superintending Engineer of the repairs of Ft.

(Bvt. Capt., Sep. 23, 1846,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Morgan, Mobile Bay, Ala., 1847‑53, — of Surveys of Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers, 1853, — and of the building of Ft. Taylor and Navy Coal

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1853, for Fourteen Years Continuous Service)

Depot, at Key West, Fla., 1853‑54.

Died, June 22, 1854, at Key West, Fla.: Aged 37.

Buried, Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, FL.

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