932…….(Born Md.)                     Randolph Ridgely                          (Ap’d M.)……42

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1832, to July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1837.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1837; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837-41, being engaged in the action of Locha-Hatchee, Jan. 24, 1838, -- and as Adjutant, 3d Artillery,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 17, 1838)

Mar. 8, 1838, to May 1, 1841; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1841-42, -- Savannah, Ga., 1842-44, -- Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1844, -- and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1844, 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle  of Palo Alto, May 8

(Bvt. Cap., May 9, 1846, for Gallant and Distinguished Conduct

in the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca-de-la-Palma, Tex.:  Declined)

1846, -- Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, -- and Battle of

(Bvt. Cap., Staff – Asst. Adjutant-Gen., July 7, 1846)

Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846; and, by the fall of his horse, was

Killed, Oct. 27, 1846, at Monterey, Mex.:  Aged 32.

 


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