Benjamin A. Berry
Military History. --- Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1837, to July
1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to
Bvt. Second Lieut. 4th
Infantry, July 1, 1841.
the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1841-42,
(Second Lieut., 4th
Infantry, June 14, 1842)
being engaged in the
Rout of Halleck Tustennuggee’s band in the Big Hammock of Pilaklikaha,
Apr.19,1842; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1842-43, -- and Ft.
Scott, Kan., 1843-45; and in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845, until by
the explosion of the boilers of the steamer Dayton, in Aransas Bay, Texas,
Killed, Sep. 12,
1845: Aged 28.