1078……..(Born Pa.)              Simon S. Fahnestock      (Ap’d Pa.)………20

 

          Military History.  --  Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1841.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1841.

          Served:  on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Detroit Arsenal, Mich., 1841, -- and Sackett’s Harbor, N. Y., 1841-42; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842-43, -- Carlisle Barnacks, Pa., 1843-44, -- and Ft. Monroe, Va., 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- and Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1846-47; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va.,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 18, 1846)

1847; in the War with Mexico, 1847-48, as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of the Department of Vera Cruz, Dec. 16-24, 1847, -- and of the Brigade moving on Orizaba, Mex., Jan. 31 to June 8, 1848; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1848, -- and Ft. Pike, La., 1849; and in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849-50.

Resigned, Apr. 30, 1850.

          Civil History.  – Hardware Merchant, Pittsburg, Pa., 1850-56.  Farmer, Prince William County, Va., 1856-57.  Draughtsman in Construction Bureau, U. S. Treasury Department, Washington, D. C., 1857-60.  Assistant Examiner, U. S. Patent Office, Washington, D. C., 1860-61; and Principal Examiner, 1861-65.  Solicitor of American and Foreign Patents, at Washington D. C., and Attorney before the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, 1865-66.  Colonel, District of Columbia Militia, 1861-66.  Solicitor of American and Foreign Patents, at Washington, D. C., and Attorney before the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, 1865-76.

Died, June 15, 186, at Washington, D. C.:  Aged 57.

 


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