Bicknell, John Y

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Unit: 2d Dragoons

Commissioned: United States Military Academy class of 1844 and appointed from Tennessee.

Hometown: Tennessee

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 11 November 1849

Age at death: 28

Location of fatality: Maryville, Tennessee

Notes: 10th in his class of 24 graduated cadets. Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1844.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Washita, I. T., 1844‑45; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1845; on frontier duty at Ft. Washita, I. T., 1845.

Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46.

War with Mexico (Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Mar. 31, 1846), 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Skirmish of La Hoya, June 20, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Operations before and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 12‑14, 1847; in

Garrison duty at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; and on

Frontier duty march through Texas to Ft. Graham, 1848‑49.