1026……(Born Ten.)                      John P. McCown                     (Ap’d Ten.)………10

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1835, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1840.

          Served:  in the removal of Indians to the West, 1840; on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Detroit, Mich., 1840-41, -- and Buffalo, N. Y., 1841-42; on Recruiting service, 1842; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842-43, -- and Ft. Severn, Md., 1843-45;

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Sep. 30, 1843)

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, -- Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordo,

(Bvt. Capt., Apr. 18, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

Apr. 17-18, 1847, -- and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13-14, 1847; on Recruiting service, 1847-48; as Quartermaster, 4th Artillery, Mar. 29, 1847, to Jan. 12, 1848; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., and Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1848; on frontier duty on the Rio Grande, and Scouting, 1849, being engaged in several Skirmishes, -- Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1849-50, -- and Ft. Brown, Tex., 1850; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1851; in escorting recruits to San Antonio, Tex.,

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Jan. 9, 1851)

1851; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1851, -- Ft. Johnston, N. C., 1851-52, -- Ft. Niagara, 1852-54, -- and Ft. Ontario, N. Y., 1854-56; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856-57; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857-58, -- Utah Expedition, 1858, -- Ft. Kerny, Neb., 1858-59, -- and Ft. Randall, Dak., 1859-61; and on leave of absence, 1861.

Resigned, May 17, 1861.

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

          Civil History. – School Teacher, near Knoxville, Ten., 1866 to 18___.

Died, Jan. 22, 1879, at Little Rock, Ark.:  Aged 64.

 


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