1226….(Born Mas.)                   George Wainwright                       (Ap’d Mas.)….21

 

          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., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1844.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1844; 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. 21-22, 1846, where he was

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, June 18, 1846)

severely wounded, -- Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17-18, 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 severely wounded; and on Recruiting service, 1848.

Died, Aug. 2, 1848, at Brooklyn, N. Y.:  Aged 28.

 


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