1120……..(Born N.Y.)                        Calvin Benjamin                         (Ap’dInd.)……10

 

          Military History. --- Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut. 4th Artillery, July 1, 1842.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842-44; on Coast Survey, May 10, 1844, to Aug. 26, 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846-47, being engated in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, -- as Adjutant of the Artillery Battalion, June 29, 1846, to Feb. 15, 1847,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Feb. 16, 1847)

--Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17-=18, 1847, -- Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19-20, 1847, -- Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, -- Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, -- and Assault of the City of Mexico, where within the Belen Gate, while serving with conspicuous gallantry a captured 9-pounder, under a murderous fire of the enemy, which had cut down three fourths of his company, he was

Killed, Sep. 13, 1847:   Aged 29.

 


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