856…….(Born Pa.)              Roland A. Luther           (Ap’d Pa.)………………..17

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1832, to July 1, 1836, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1836.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Mitchell, Ala., and in transferring Indians, 1836-37; in the Florida War, 1873-38; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Apr. 3, 1838)

while transferring the Indians to the West; on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Detroit, Mich., 1838-39, -- buffalo, N. Y., 1839-41, -- Lewiston, N. Y., 1841, -- Buffalo, N. Y., 1841; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1841; on Recruiting service, 1841-42; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842, -- Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1842, -- Ft. Adams, R. I., 1842-43, -- and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, where he was wounded; on Recruiting service, 1847; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1847;

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

in the War with Mexico, 1847-48; in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1848-50, 1850-51; and in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1852.

Died, July 9, 1853, at New Holland, Lancaster County, Pa.:  Aged 38.


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