History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1834, to July 1, 1838,
when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to
Second Lieut., 5th
Infantry, July 1, 1838.
frontier duty at Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1838-40; in the Florida War, 1840-41;
in garrison at Detroit Barracks, Mich., 1841-44,
(First Lieut., 5th
Infantry, Sep. 22, 1840)
and Ft. Wilkins, Mich.,
1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico,
1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- and Battle
of Resaca-de-la-Palma, May 9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1847; as Aide-de
Camp to Bvt. Brig.-General Brady, June 5 to Sep. 25, 1847; in garrison at
Infantry, June 30, 1847)
1847-48; in the War with
Mexico, 1848; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on frontier duty
at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1848-51, -- March to Texas, 1851, -- and Ft. Belknap,
Tex., 1851-52; on Recruiting service, 1852-54; on frontier duty, escorting
Captain Pope, Top. Engineer, on Pacific Railroad Exploration, 1855-56, being
engaged in a Skirmish with Apache Indians near the mouth of Delaware Creek,
N. M., June 13, 1855, -- and Rio Pecos, Tex., 1856; in Florida Host5ilities
against the Seminole Indians, 1856-57, being engaged in Skirmishes in Big
Cypress Swamp, Mar. 5 and 6, 1857, and near Bowleg’s Town, Mar. 13, 1857; on
Utah Expedition, 1858-60; on frontier duty at Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1860-61;
and Ft. Union, N. M., 1861; and on leave of absence, 1861.
Dismissed, June 25, 1861,
“it having been
ascertained, to the satisfaction of the War Department, that he had
entertained and expressed treasonable designs against the Government of the
Joined in the
Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.
Civil History. –
Civil and Mining Engineer, 1866-88.
Died, Aug. 15, 1888, in
Caroline Co., Va.: Aged 71.