1185……(Born Ky.)         Edmunds B. Holloway        (Ap’d Ky.)…………..19

 

          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., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1843.

          Served:  on frontier duty at Ft. Scott, Kan., 1843-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846-47, being

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Sep. 26, 1845)

engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palm, May 9, 1846, -- Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordon, Apr. 17-18, 1847, -- Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, -- and Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, where he was severely wounded; in garrison at

(Bvt. First Lieut., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious

Conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Sep. 17, 1847)

Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., 1849; on sick leave of absence, 1849-51; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., 1851-52, -- and Camp Johnston, Tex., 1852, -- as Quartermaster, 8th Infantry, July 1, 1852, to Dec. 31, 1853, -- Ft. Chadbourne, Tex.,

(Captain, 8th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1853)

1852-53, -- Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1853-54, -- and Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1854-56; on leave of absence, 1856-60; and on frontier duty, conducting Recruits to New Mexico, 1860, -- and at Hatch’s Ranch, N. M., 1860-61.

Resigned, May 14, 1861.

Jointed in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States, and was

Accidentally Killed by his own Men, May 16, 1861, at

Independence, Mo.:   Aged 39.

  


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