1263…..(Born S. C.)                 Barnard E. Bee                           (Ap’d at Large)….33

 

          Military History. --- Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1841, to July 1, 1845, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1845.

          Served:  in the Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-56; in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- and Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846,

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, Sep. 21, 1846)

--on Recruiting service, 1846-47; in th War with Mexico, 1847-48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847,

(Bvt. First Lieut., Apr. 18, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious

Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

--Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17-18, 1847, where he was wounded in storming the enemy’s intrenched heights, -- Skirmish of Ocalaca, Aug. 16, 1847, -- Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19-20, 1847, -- Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, --- Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, -- and Assault and Capture of

(Bvt. Capt. Sep. 13, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious

Conduct in the Battle of Chapultepec, Mex.)

The City of Mexico, Sep. 13-14, 1847;* as Adjutant, 3d Infantry, July 25, 1848, to Mar. 3, 1855; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., 1848-49, -- and Santa Fe, N. M., 1850-51, -- Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1851, --- Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1851-52,

(First Leiut., 3d Infantry, Mar. 5, 1851)

--Scouting, 1852, -- Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1852-53, -- Albuquerque, N. M., 1853, -- Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1854-55, -- and Scouting, 1855;

(Captain, 10th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

in garrison at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1855; on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1856-47, -- Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1856-57, -- Ft. Snelling, Min., 1857, -- and on Utah Expedition, 1857-58, as Lieut.-Colonel Utah Volunteer Battalion, Dec. 8, 1857, to Dec. 1, 1858; on leave of absence, 1858-60; and on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1860-61.

Resigned, Mar. 3, 1861.

          Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.

Killed, July 21, 1861, at the Battle of Bull Run, Va.:  Aged 37.

 

*Presented 1854, by his Native State, South Carolina, with a Sword of Honor, for the “Patriotic and Meritorious Conduct” in the Mexican War.

 


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