883………..(Born N. Y.)          Collinson R. Gates         (Ap’d at Large)….42

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1832, to July 1, 1836, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1836.

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1836.

          Served:  in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1830-37, being engaged in the Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Nov. 21, 1836; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1837; in the Florida War, 1837-38; in the

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 7, 1838)

Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; on Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Plattsburg, N. Y., 1838, -- Sackett’s Harbor, N. Y., 1838, -- Morristown, N. Y., 1838-39, -- Sackett’s Harbor, N. Y., 1839, -- Ogdensburg, N. Y., 1839-40, -- and Sackett’s Harbor, N. Y., 1840; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1840-42, being engaged in the Skirmish in Big Cypress Swamp, Dec. 20, 1841; in garrison at Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1843, 1843-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, --

(Bvt. Captain, May 9, 1846, for Gallant Conduct

in the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca-de-la-Palma, Tex.)

and Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, where he was wounded; on Recruiting service

(Captain, 8th Infantry, June 18, 1846)

1846-47; in the War with Mexico, 1847-48, being engaged in the Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, Storming of

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 8, 1847, for Gallant Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 14\847, -- and Assault and capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13-14, 1847; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848; and on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., 1849, -- and Fredericksburg, Tex., 1849.

Died, June 28, 1849, at Fredericksburg, Tex.:  Aged  33.


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