Pa.) Jacob E.
History. --- Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1829, to July 1, 1833,
when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to
Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th
Infantry, July 1, 1833.
garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1833-34; at the Military Academy, as
Quartermaster, May 25, 1835, to July 29, 1836; in the
(Second Lieut., 6th
infantry, July 31, 1836)
at Washington, D. C., July 14, 1836, to Nov., 1837; and in the
Adjutant-General’s Office, Nov., 1837, to July 7, 1838;
(First Lieut., 6th
Infantry, Sep. 6, 1837)
(First Lieut., Top.
Engineers, July 7, 1838)
Asst. Top. Engineer in the Florida War, 1838-39, -- in construction of
Harbors at the East End of Lake Erie, 1839-41, -- on Survey of Boundary
between the United States and Texas, 1841, -- on Reconnoissance of the
approaching to New Orleans, for defensive purposes, 1841-42, -- and on the
Staff of General Worth, in Florida, 1842-44; in charge of Surveys and
Improvements in Florida Territory, 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, where he was highly distinguished for a daring
reconnoissance of the enemy’s position, after which, by the accidental
discharge of his own pistol, he was
Killed, May 9, 1846,
at Palo Alto, Tex.: Aged 34.