860……..(Born Pa.)                      John F. Roland                     (Ap’d Pa.)…………19

 

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

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

          Served:  in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836-38,

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 4, 1836)

being engaged in the Battle of Wahoo Swamp, Nov. 21, 1836; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; on

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 7, 1838)

the Northern Frontier at Buffalo, N. Y., 1838-40, 1841, during Canada Border Disturbances; on Recruiting service, 1840-41; in garrison at ft. Monroe, Va., 1841-42; on Recruiting service, 1842; in command of Music Boys at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1842-44, and of Recruiting Deport, 1844; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y. 1844-45; 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,

(Bvt. Captain, May 9, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct

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

May 9, 1846, -- Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846; on Recruiting

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 23, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Monterey, Mex.)

service, 1847; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1847; in the War with Mexico, 1847-48; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1848, -- and Savannah, Ga.,

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

1848-49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849-50; and in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1850-52, and Castle Pinchney, S. C., 1852.

Died, Sep. 28, 1852, at Castle Pinchney, S. C.:   Aged 35.

 


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