1038……..(Born N. Y.)                  Oscar F. Winship                    (Ap’d N. Y.)……….22

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1840.

          Served:  at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1840; in the Florida War, 1840-42; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1842-44; on Recruiting service, 1844; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1844;

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Sep. 13, 1844)

on Recruiting service, 1844-45; on frontier duty at Camp Nacogdoches, I. T., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, as Asst. Adjutant-General of Brig.-General Pillow’s Brigade, 1846-47, and of Brig.-General Pierce’s brigade, 1847-48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- Battle of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846, -- Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19-20, 1847, --

(Bvt. Capt., May 9, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious

Conduct in the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca-de-la-Palma, Tex.)

(Bvt. Captain, Staff – Asst. Adjutant-Gen., July 7, 1846)

Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8

(Bvt. Maor, Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant Conduct at Churubusco, Mex.)

1847, -- and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13-14, 1847;

(Bvt. Major, Staff – Asst. Adjutant-Gen., Dec. 26, 1847)

as Asst. Adjutant-General of Eastern Division at Troy, N. Y., June 11,

(Captain, 2d Dragoons, June 30, 1851)

1849, to Sep. 26, 1853, -- of Western Department, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Jan. 6, 1854, to mar. 31, 1855, being on a tour of Inspection of Northwestern posts, Apr. 19 to Oct. 10, 1854, -- of Sioux Expedition, Apr. 3 to Oct. 24, 1855, and of Western Department, Nov. 29 to Dec. 13, 1855.

          Civil History. – Translator, with Lieut. E. E. McLean of Jomini’s “Precis de l’Art de la Guerre,” 1853.

Died, Dec. 13, 1855, at Troy, N. Y.:  Aged 38.


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