586……..(Born S.C.)                 Richard B. Screven                    (Ap’d S.C.)……….46

 

          Military History.  – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to July 1, 1829, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1829.

Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1829.

          Served:  in garrison at Hancock Barracks, Me., 1829-31, -- Baton Rouge,

(Transferred to 4th Infantry, Aug. 18, 1831)

La., 1831-32, -- Ft. Jesup, La., 1832, -- Baton Rouge, La., 1832-35, -- Bay of St. Louis, Mis., 1835, -- and Ft. Wood, La., 1835-36; in Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836, being engaged in the

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Jan. 31, 1836)_

Skirmishes at Camp Izard, Feb. 27, 28, 29, and Mar. 5, 1836, -- and Combat of Oloklikaha, Mar. 31, 1836; on Indian duty, Apr. 20 to Aug. 7, 1837; in Florida War, 1837-38, being engaged in the Battle of Okii-cho-bee, Dec. 25, 1837; on the Northern Frontier, at Ogdensburg, N. Y.,

(Captain, 8th Infantry, July 7, 1838)

1839-40, during Canada Border Disturbances; on Recruiting service, 1840; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1840; in the Florida War, 1840-42; in garrison at Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1842-44, -- Key West, Fla., 1844, -- and Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, being engaged in the 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, -- Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, -- and Battle of

(Bvt. Lieut.-Col., Sep. 8, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious

Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847; on Recruiting service, 1848-40; and on sick leave of absence, 1850-51.

Died, May 15, 1851, at New Orleans, La.:  Aged 43.


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