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Smith, Charles Ferguson

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Born: 1807 AD
Died: 1862 AD, at 55 years of age.

Nationality: American
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US army officer and explorer.

 

1807 - Born on the 24th of April in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

1825 - Graduated from the United States Military Academy and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 2nd U.S. Artillery.

 

1838-1843 - Returned to West Point as an instructor and was appointed Commandant of Cadets as a first lieutenant.

 

1848 - In Mexico City, he was in charge of the police guard from the end of the war.

 

1856-1857 - Commanded the Red River expedition in Minnesota.

 

1857-1860 - Served under Albert Sidney Johnston in Utah

 

1860-1861 - Commanded the Department of Utah and the Department of Washington.

 

1861 - Smith served on recruiting duty as commander of Fort Columbus, New York.

 

1862 - Died on the 25th of April because of an infection, leg injury and chronic dysentery at Savannah, Tennessee.

 

 

 

 


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