Givens, Newton Curd

Rank: Captain

Unit: 2d Dragoons

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

Date of birth: 7 January 1824

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 9 March 1859

Age at death: 35

Cause of death: Tuberculosis

Location of fatality: San Antonio, Texas

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Notes: 30th in his class of 40 graduated cadets. Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1845. Served: on frontier duty, on March from Ft. Washita, I. T., to Ft. Wayne, I. T., 1845‑46, — Ft. Smith, Ark., 1846, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T., (Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, May 9, 1846) 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Buena Vista, February. 22‑23, 1847; on frontier duty, on march to California, (Bvt. First Lieut., February. 23, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.) 1848‑49, — Los Angeles, Cal., 1849, — Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1850‑51, — Ft. (First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 25, 1850) Graham, Tex., 1851‑52, 1852, — Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1852‑53, — March to Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1853‑54, — Corpus Christi, Tex., 1854, — and Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1854‑55; in arrest, suspended,a and sick, 1855‑57; on (Captain, 2d Dragoons, February. 28, 1857) Topographical duty in Texas, Oct. 12, 1857, to June 15, 1858; and on sick leave of absence, 1858‑59.