1094……(Born N.Y.)                       John Beardsley                         (Ap’d N.Y.)……36

 

          Military History. --- Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1841.

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Aug. 31, 1841.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N.Y., 1841; in the Florida War, 1841-42; in garrison at Ft. Shannon, Fla., 1842-43, -- Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1843, -- and Key West, Fla., 1843-45; in Military Occupation of Texas 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- and Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846-47, being

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, June 18, 1846)

engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, --- Battle of Cerro Gordo, Ap. 17-18, 1847, -- Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, --- Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, -- and Battle of Molino

(Bvt. Capt., Sep. 8, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct

in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, where he was severely wounded in the Storming of the enemy’s works; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, 1847-49; and on frontier duty at Ft. Martin Scott, Tex., 1849-52,

(Captain, 8th Infantry, June 28, 1849)

--Camp Johnston (on the Concho River), 1852, -- and Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1852-53.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1853.

          Civil History – Trust Agent, 1853-61.

          Military History. – Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861-63, as

Colonel, 9th N. Y. Cavalry Volunteers, Nov. 5, 1861,

Till he

Resigned, Apr. 8, 1863.

          Civil History. – Trust Agent, 1863-75.  Residence, Athens-on-Hudson, N. Y.


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