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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1838

Vol. I

(Born Ky.)

Richard H. Graham

(Ap'd Ky.)


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., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1838.

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Aug. 9, 1838.

Served: in the Cherokee Nation, 1838‑39, while transferring the Indians to the West; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1839; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Brig.‑General Atkinson, Oct. 24, 1839, to June 14, 1842;

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Feb. 25, 1841)

in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1842‑43, 1843‑44; on frontier duty at Camp Salubrity, Natchitoches,º La., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846, 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, 1846, where he was Mortally Wounded, in a desperate Assault of the enemy's works.

Died of Wounds, Oct. 12, 1846: Aged 29.

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