1154……..(Born Mas.)          Charles D. Jordan             (Ap’d at Large)…………44

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1842.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Shannon, Fla., 1842-43, -- Ft. Marion, Fla.

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, Jan. 31, 1844)

1843-44, -- Ft. King., Fla., 1844, -- and Ft. Marion, Fla., 1844-45; in

(Transferred to 8th Infantry, July 8, 1844)

Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- and Battle of

(Bvt. First Lieut., May 9, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious

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

Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, where he was wounded; on Recruiting service, 1846-47; in the War with Mexico, 1847-48, being engaged in

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1846)

the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- and Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17-18, 1847; on Recruiting service, 1848-51; on frontier duty at

(Captain, 8th Infantry, May 15, 1851)

Ft. Graham, Tex., 1851, -- Ft. Gates, Tex., 1851, -- Ft. Worth, Tex., 1851, -- Ft. Gates, Tex., 1851-52, -- Scouting, 1852, -- Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1852-53, -- Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1853-54, -- Ft. Davis, Tex., 1854, 1854-56, 1856-49, -- March to Ft. Brown, Tex., 1859-60, -- Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1860, -- and Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1860-61; and in garrison at Ft. Hamilton N. Y., 1861.

          Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861-63:  as a Paroled Prisoner of War, at Canton, Mas., Sep. 1861, to Sep. 3, 1862;

(Major, 5th Infantry, Feb. 27, 1862)

as Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service, at Concord, N. H., Sep. 3, 1862, to Mar. 6, 1863; on sick leave of absence, Mar. 6 to Aug. 27,

(Retired from Active Service, Aug. 27, 1863, for Disability,

Resulting from Long and Faithful Service, and Disease and Exposure in the Line of Duty)

1863; and unemployed, Aug. 27, 1863, to Jan. 5, 1876.

Died, Jan. 5, 1876, at Canton, Mas.:  Aged 55.

 


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