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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1838

Vol. I

(Born O.)

William H. Shover

(Ap'd O.)


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., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1838.

Served: in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; in the Florida War, 1838‑42; in garrison at New Orleans,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Mar. 1, 1839)

La., 1842, — Ft. Wood, La., 1842, — St. Augustine, Fla., 1842‑43, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1843‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of

(Bvt. Captain, Sep. 23, 1846, for Gallant Conduct at Monterey, Mex.)

Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — and Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22‑23,

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Jan. 18 to Mar. 22, 1847)

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

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Mar. 22, 1847)

1847; and at the Military Academy, as Instructor of Artillery and Cavalry, Dec. 24, 1848, to Sep. 7, 1850.

Died, Sep. 7, 1850, at West Point, N. Y.: Aged 36.

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