History. --- Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1839, to July 1, 1845,
when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to
Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th
Infantry, July 1, 1845.
Served: in the
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
(Second Lieut., 1st
Infantry, Sep. 21, 1846)
1846-47; in the War with Mexico, 1847-48, at Vera Cruz, 1847-48, and the
City of Mexico, 1848; in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1848, -- and
East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; and on frontier duty at Austin, Tex., 1848.
Resigned, Mar. 1, 1849.
resignation from the U. S. Army, he became, in 1851, Colonel in General
Lopez’ Second expedition against the Island of Cuba, W. I., which being
unsuccessful, he, with his party, in an attempted escape in launches, was
captured by a Spanish man-of-war and
Short, Aug. 16, 1851, at
the Castle of Atares, Havana, Harbor: Aged 28.