956……….(Born O.)                      William H. Shover                       (Ap’d O.)………16

 

          Military History.  – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1834, to July 1, 1838, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1838.

          Served:  in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; in the Florida War, 1838-42; in garrison at New Orleans,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Mar. 1, 1839)

La., 1842, -- Ft. Wood, La., 1842, -- St. Augustine, Fla., 1842-43, -- and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1843-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, -- Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23,

(Bvt. Captain, Sep. 23, 1846, for Gallant Conduct at Monterey, Mex.)

1846, -- and Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22-23, 1847; and at

(Capt., Staff – Asst. Quartermaster, Jan. 18 to Mar. 22, 1847)

(Bvt. Major, Feb. 23, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.)

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Mar. 22, 1847)

the Military Academy, as Instructor of Artillery and Cavalry, Dec. 24, 1848, to Sep. 7, 1850.

Died, Sep. 7, 1850, at West Point, N. Y.:  Aged 36.


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