626……….(Born Md.)                     Richard H. Ross                         (Ap’d Md.)……40

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1826, to July 1, 1830, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1830.

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1830.

          Served:  on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1831, -- Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1831-32, -- Seneca Nation, 1832-33, subsisting Indians, -- and Ft. Gibson, I. T.,

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, June 1, 1835)

1833-38; on Recruiting service, 1838-40; in the Florida War,

(Captain, 7th Infantry, Nov. 26, 1841)

1840-42; in garrison at Ft. Morgan, Ala., 1842-43, -- Ft. Vernon Arsenal, Ala., 1843, -- Baton Rouge, La., 1843-44, 1845, -- and Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, being engaged in the defense of Ft. Brown, May 3-9, 1846, -- Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847,

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

Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17-18, 1847 – Battle of Contreras,

(Bvt. Lieut.-Col., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Contreras, Mex.)

Aug. 19-20, 1847, where he was wounded; on Recruiting service, 1848-49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849-50; on Recruiting service, 1850; and on sick leave of absence, 1850-51.

Died, Aug. 24, 1851, at Boston, Mas.:  Aged 45.


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