469……(Born Ct.)                          E. Kirby Smith                      (Ap’d Fla.)……………41

 

          Military History.  – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1822, to July 1, 1826, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1826.

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1826.

          Served:  in garrison at Sackett’s Harbor, N. Y., 1827; on frontier duty at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1827-28, 1828-29, -- and Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1829-30.

Dismissed, Oct. 6, 1820, for Inflicting Corporal Punishment

on Mutinous Soldiers, and Reinstated, Apr. 26, 1832.

          Served:  on frontier duty at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1832-33, -- and Ft.

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Mar. 4, 1833)

Dearborn, Ill., 1833; on Recruiting service, 1833-36; on frontier duty at Ft. Dearborn, Ill., 1836, -- Ft. Howard, Wis., 1836-37, -- Ft. Snelling, Min., 1837-38, -- Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1838, 1839-41, -- and

(Captain, 5th Infantry, July 7, 1838)

Detroit, Mich., 1841-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, 1846-47, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, -- Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- on Expedition to Alvarado to procure provisions and draught animals, Apr., 1847, -- Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, -- and Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, where he was Mortally Wounded in leading the Light Infantry Battalion under his command to the assault of a battery of the enemy.

Died of Wounds, Sep. 11, 1847, near the City of Mexico:  Aged 40.


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