1057………(Born Va.)           Thomas Jordan              (Ap’d Va.)………………41

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1840.

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, Dec. 1, 1840.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1840-41; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1841-42, being engaged in the Surprise and Capture of their Chief, Tiger Tail, near Cedar Keys, Nov., 1842; in garrison at Ft. Stansbury, Fla., 1843, -- and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1843-44; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins), La., 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846,

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, June 18, 1846, to Mar. 5, 1851)

being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- and Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1846-47; on

(Captain, Staff – Asst. Quartermaster, Mar. 3, 1847)

Quartermaster duty in the War with Mexico, at Vera Cruz, 1847-48, -- in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1848-50, -- Ft. Miller, Cal., 1850-56, -- and at Ft. Dalles, Or., 1856-60; and on leave of absence, 1860-61.

Resigned, May 21, 1861.

          Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.

          Civil History. – Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

 


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