Armstrong, Bezaleel Wells

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Unit: 2d Dragoons

Commissioned: United States Military Academy class of 1845 and appointed from Ohio.

Hometown: Ohio

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 2 February 1849

Age at death: 26

Location of fatality: New Lisbon, Ohio

Place of interment: Lisbon Cemetery, Ohio

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Notes: 22nd in his class of 40 graduated cadets. Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1845. Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1845‑46, — Scouting on Western Prairies, 1846, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1846, — and (Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Apr. 1, 1846) Camp Page, Tex., 1847; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, at Vera Cruz and the City of Mexico; in garrison at Carrollton, La., 1848; and on sick leave of absence, 1848‑49.