755…….(Born N.Y.)                         James Duncan                      (Ap’d N.Y.)………..6

 

          Military History. --  Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1834, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1834

          Served:  in garrison at Savannah, Ga., 1834-35; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Feb. 14 to Apr. 7, 1835; in the Florida War

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Nov. 17, 1834)

against the Seminole Indians, 1835-36, being engaged in the Skirmishes at Camp Izard, Feb. 27, 28, and 29, 1836, when he was wounded, -- and Action of Oloklikaha, Mar. 31, 1836; in charge of public

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Nov. 30, 1836)

property at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., 1836-37; in the Florida War, 1838; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Cleveland, Ohio, 1838, -- and Buffalo, N. Y., 1838-39; at the Camp of Instruction near Trenton, N. J., 1839; on the Northern Frontier, at Buffalo, N. Y., 1839-41, during the Canada Border Disturbances; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1841-42, -- Ft. Adams, R. I., 1842-43, -- and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1843-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46;

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Apr. 16, 1846, to Jan. 26, 1849)

in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto

(Bvt. Major, May 8, 1846, for Gallant Conduct in the Battle of Palo Alto, Tex.)

May 8, 1846, -- Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, --

(Bvt. Lieut.-Col., May 9, 1846, for Gallant and Highly Distinguished Conduct

in the Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, Tex.)

Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17-18, 1847, -- Skirmish of Amazoque,

(Bvt. Colonel, Sep. 23, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct

in the Battle of Monterey, Mex.)

May 14, 1847, -- Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, -- Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, -- and Assault and Capture

(Colonel, Staff – Inspector-General, Jan. 26, 1849)

of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13-14, 1847; and on Inspection duties, 1849.

Died, July 3, 1849, at Mobile, Ala.:  Aged 36

 


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