Stevens or Stephens, George

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Unit: 2d Dragoons

Commissioned: United States Military Academy class of 1843 in Appointed from Vermont.

Hometown: Vermont

Campaign: Mexican American War

Died: 18 May 1846

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Drowned

Location of fatality: Rio Grande River, Texas

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Place of interment: Stevens Cemetery in Barnet, Vermont

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Notes: 18th in his class of 32 graduated cadets. Bvt. Second Lieut., Rifles, July 1, 1843. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Aug. 31, 1843. Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1843‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846.

 

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