773……(Born N. Y.)                   Henry McKavett                         (Ap’d N. Y.)………24

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1829, to July 1, 1834, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1834.

          Served:  on frontier duty at Ft. Coffee, I. T., 1834-38; on Northern Frontier

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Mar. 26, 1835)

during Canada Bordr Disturbances, at Sackett’s Harbor, N. Y.,

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Dec. 25, 1837)

(Transferred to 8th Infantry, July 7, 1838)

1838, -- Recruiting, 1838, -- and Sackett’s Harbor, N. Y., 1838-40; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1840; in the Florida War, 1840-41; in transferring Indians to Arkansas, 1841; in the Florida War, 1841-42; in transferring Indians to Arkansas, 1842-43; in garrison at Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1843-44; 1844-45, -- and Ft. Marion, Fla., 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, -- Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, -- and Battle of Monterey, where, while gallantly storming the enemy’s works, he was, by a cannon ball,

Killed, Sep. 21,1846:  Aged 32.

 


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