1180…….(Born N. J.)        Samuel G. French      (Ap’d N. J.)…………….14

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1839, to July 1, 1843, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1843.

          Served:  in garrison at ft. Macon, N. C., 1843; in preparing artillery drawings, Nov. 23, 1843, to Nov. 12, 1844; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846-47, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 18, 1846)

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

(Bvt. First Lieut., Sep. 23, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious

Conduct in the Several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- and Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22-23, 1847,

(Bvt. Capt., Feb. 23, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct

in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.)

where he was severely wounded; in the Quartermaster-General’s Office at

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

Washington, D. C., 1847-48; and on Quartermaster duty at New Orleans, La., 1848,

(Captain, Staff – Asst. Quartermaster, Jan. 12, 1848)

Baton Rouge, La., 1848, -- East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848, -- Texas, 1848-50, -- Conducting train from San Antonio, Tex., to El Paso, 1851, -- Washington, D. C. 1851-53, 1853-54, -- and Ft. Smith, Ark., 1854-56.

Resigned, May 31, 1856.

          Civil History. – Planter, near Vicksburg, Mis., 1856-61.

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

          Civil History. – Unknown, nothing aut5hentic having been received.


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