Hill, John Howard

Rank: First Lieutenant

Unit: 2d Dragoons

Commissioned: United States Military Academy class of 1839 and appointed from Pennsylvania.

Hometown: Pennsylvania

Campaign: Mexican American War

Died: 25 July 1847

Age at death: 28

Location of fatality: Puebla, Mexico

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Place of interment: West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

Notes: 31st in his class of 31 graduated cadets. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1839. Served: on Recruiting service, 1839; in the Florida War, 1839‑40; on Recruiting service, 1840; in the Florida War, 1840‑41; on frontier (First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Oct. 8, 1841) duty at Ft. Washita, I. T., 1842‑43, 1843, 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, — and Skirmish of Puente del Medio, Mar. 24, 1847.


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