923…….(Born Md.)              ARNOLD ELZEY*                 (Ap’d Md.)…………33

 

          Military History. --  Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1833, to July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1837.

          Served:  in the Florida War, 1837-38; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Detroit, Mich., 1838-39, --

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Nov. 12, 1839)

Mackinac, Mich., 1839, -- Buffalo, N. Y., 1839-40, -- Recruiting, 1840, -- Buffalo, N. Y., 1840, -- Rochester, N. Y., 1840-41, -- and Buffalo, N. Y., 1841; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1841-43, -- Ft. Lafayette, N. Y., 1843, 1843-45, -- and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3-9, 1846, -- Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17-18, 1847, -- Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, -- Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, --

(Bvt. Capt., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct

in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, -- Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13-14, 1847, -- and as Adjutant, 2d Artillery, Dec., 1847, to Jan., 1848; on Recruiting service, 1848; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1848-49, -- and Ft. Johnston, N. C., 1849; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849-50; in garrison(Captain, 2d Artillery, Feb. 14, 1849)

At Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1851-53; in Frlorida Hostilities, 1853-55, 1855-56,

(Resigned Brevet Commission, Apr. 2, 1851)

being engaged against the Seminole Indians in the Skirmish near Chocalisca Key, Mar. 29, 1856; in garrison at Ft. Ontario, N. Y., 1856-57; on frontier duty at Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1857, -- and Ft. Leavenworth Arsenal, Ga., 1860-61, -- and Ft. Monroe, Va., 1861.

Resigned, Apr. 25, 1861.

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

          Civil History.  – Farmer, near Jessup’s Cut, Anne Arundel Co., Md., 1866-71.

Died, Feb. 21, 1871, at Baltimore, Md.:  Aged 54.

 

*Named Arnold E. Jones when he was graduated.


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