187…….(Born N.C.)                  Samuel Mackenzie                     (Ap’d N.C.)…………8

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, Aug. 15, 1813, to July 24, 1818, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Artillery, July 24, 1818.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Norfolk, Va., 1818-19; on Recruiting service, 1819-29; in garrison at Ft. Johnston, N.C., 1820-21, -- and Detroit,

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821)

Mich., 1821-23; on Ordnance duty, Aug. 1, 1823, to Aug., 1825; in garrison

(Transferred to 2d Artillery, Aug. 16, 1821)

at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1825-26, -- Ft. Columbus

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Feb. 20, 1825)

N.Y., 1826-27, -- Ft. St. Philip, La., 1827-28, -- Ft. Wood, La., 1828, -- Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 2828-29, -- Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1829, -- and Castle Pickney, S. C. 1830; in Cherokee Nation, 1830-31; in garrison at Charleston harbor, S. C., 1831-32; in Cherokee Nation, 1832; in garrison at Savannah, Ga., 1832-33; in Cherokee Nation, 1833-34; in garrison at Ft. Morgan, Ala., 1834-35; in the Florida War, 1835-38; on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Feb. 8, 1837)

disturbances, at Mackinac, Mich., 1839, -- and Buffalo, N. Y., 1839-40; on Recruiting service, 1840; on Special duty in Florida, 1841; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1841-42, -- and New York harbor, 1842-44, 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46, at Corpus Christi; in the War with Mexico, 1846, 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; in the War with Mexico, 1847, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17-18, 1847, -- Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, -- Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, -- Battle of Chapultepec, commanding the Storming column, Sep0. 13, 1847, -- and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13-14, 1847.

Died, Oct. 19, 1847, in the City of Mexico.


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