1219…….(Born Ark.)                     Erastus B. Strong                   (Ap’d Ark.)……….14

 

          Military History.  – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1839, to July 1, 1844, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1844.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Pike, La., 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846-47, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3-9, 1846, -- Battle of

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

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, -- and Battle of Molino del Rey, where, while rallying his men to make another charge upon the enemy’s inrenchments, which he had approached to within a few yards, he was

Killed, Sep. 8, 1847:  Aged 24.


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