Winship, Oscar F.

Rank: Captain

Unit: 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: United States Military Academy class of 1840 in Appointed from New York

Hometown: New York

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 13 December 1855

Age at death: 38

Location of fatality: Troy, New York,

Notes: 22nd in his class of 41 graduated cadets. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1840. Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1840; in the Florida War, 1840‑42; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1842‑44; on Recruiting service, 1844; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1844; on (First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Sep. 13, 1844) Recruiting service, 1844‑45; on frontier duty at Camp Nacogdoches, I. T., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, as Asst. Adjutant-General of Brig.‑General Pillow’s Brigade, 1846‑47, and of Brig.‑General Pierce’s Brigade, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — (Bvt. Capt., May 9, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, Tex.) (Bvt. Captain, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-Gen., July 7, 1846) Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, (Bvt. Major, Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant Conduct at Churubusco, Mex.) 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; (Bvt. Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-Gen., December. 26, 1847) as Asst. Adjutant-General of Eastern Division at Troy, N. Y., June 11, (Captain, 2d Dragoons, June 30, 1851) 1849, to Sep. 26, 1853, — of Western Department, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Jan. 6, 1854, to Mar. 31, 1855, being on a tour of Inspection of Northwestern posts, Apr. 19 to Oct. 10, 1854, — of Sioux Expedition, Apr. 3 to Oct. 24, 1855, and of Western Department, Nov. 29 to December. 13, 1855. Civil History. — Translator, with Lieut. E. E. McLean, of Jomini’s “Précis de l’Art de la Guerre,” 1853.