1070……..(Born Pa.)                 Joseph F. Irons                   (Ap’d Pa.)………12

 

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

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1841.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Prebel, Me., 1841-43, -- Ft. Adams, R. I., 1843-44, -- and Ft. Kent, Me., 1844; on Meteorological duty at Washington, D. C., Dec. 20, 1844, to Apr. 14, 1845; on Coast Survey, Apr. 14, to Sep. 10, 1845; 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, -- Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, --

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17-18, 1847, -- as Aide-de-Camp to Brig.-General Cadwallader, Apr. 27 to Aug. 26, 1847, -- in the Skirmish of La Hoya, June 20, 1847, -- Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19-20, 1847, -- and Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 29, 1847, where he was Mortally Wounded by a grape shot through the neck, while reconnoitring the Tete-du-Pont Battery.

Died of Wounds, Aug. 26, 1847:  Aged 26.

 


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