De Lano or Delano, Horace

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Unit: 2d Dragoons

Commissioned: United States Military Academy class of 1849 and appointed from New York.

Hometown: Connecticut

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 24 May 1854

Age at death: 28

Location of fatality: Fort Bliss, Texas

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Notes: 20th in his class of 42 graduated cadets. Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1849. Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1850; on (Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Jan. 13, 1850) frontier duty, at Austin, Tex., 1851, — Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1851, — and Ft. Mason, Tex., 1851‑52; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1853; and on frontier duty at Ft. Conrad, N. M., 1853‑54, — Ft. Craig, N. M., 1854, — Scouting against Apache Indians, 1854, being engaged in a Skirmish at Agua Caliente, N. M., Apr. 8, 1854, — and at Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1854.

 

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