1040……….(Born Mas.)            Charles H. Humber            (Ap’d Mas.)…………..24

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1835, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1840.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1840; in the Florida War, 1840-42; in garrison at New Orleans Barracks, La., 1842-44; in Scouting against Indians, 1844; in garrison at New Orleans Barracks, La., 1844, -- Pass Christian, Mis., 1844, -- New Orleans Barracks, La.,

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Sep. 30, 1845)

1844-45, -- and Pass Christian, Mis., 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, -- Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17-18, 1847, -- and Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19-20, 1847, where he

(Bvt. Capt., Apr. 18, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct

in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

was severely wounded; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848-49; on frontier duty at Santa Fe, N. M., 1849-50, -- and in conducting recruits to Santa Fe, 1850; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850;

(Captain, 7th Infantry, July 16, 1850)

and on frontier duty t Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1851-53, 1854-55, -- March to the Upper Arkansas, 1855, -- Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1855, -- Ft. Smith, Ark., 1855-57, -- and Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1857.

Died, Jan. 2, 1858, at Ft. Smith, Ark.:  Aged 42.

  


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