History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1834, to July 1, 1838,
when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to
Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th
Infantry, July 1, 1838.
Second Lieut., Corps of
Engineers, July 7, 1838.
Asst. Engineer in the improvement of St. Louis harbor, Mo., 1838; as Chief
Engineer in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1838-39; at the
Military Academy, as Principal Assistant
(First Lieut., Corps of
Engineers, July 1, 1839)
Professor of Engineering,
Sep. 1, 1839, to Aug. 26, 1841; as Asst. Engineer in building the
fortifications of Pensacola harbor, Fla., 1841-45; in the 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, -- and Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846; and as
Superintending Engineer of the repairs of Ft.
(Bvt. Capt., Sep. 23,
1846, for Gallant and
Meritorious Conduct in the
Several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)
Morgan, Mobile Bay, Ala.,
1847-53, -- of Surveys of Flint and Chattahoochee Rivers, 1853, -- and of
the building of Ft. Taylor and Navy Coal
(Captain, Corps of
Engineers, Mar. 3, 1853, for Fourteen Years’ Continuous Service)
Depot, at Key West, Fla.,
Died, June 22, 1854, at
Key West, Fla.: Aged 37.