1228…….(Born N.H.)                    Joseph P. Smith                   (Ap’d N. H.)………….23

 

          Military History.  – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1840, to July 1, 1844, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1844.

          Served:  on frontier duty at Ft. Brady, Mich., 1844-45, -- Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; and in the

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, June 18, 1846)

War with Mexico, 1846-47, being engaged at the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, -- Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, -- and Storming of Chapultepec, where, near the ditch, having "“one back a pace or two to get a ladder, he was struck by a fatal shot,” and

Killed, Sep. 13, 1847:  Aged 28.


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