BG Thomas Wells Childs

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BG Thomas Wells Childs

  • Birth 16 Mar 1796 Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 8 Oct 1853 Florida, USA
  • Burial Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 19189956

United States Army General. Distinguished service in the U.S. - Mexican War. He graduated from West Point in 1814. He fought against Indians during the Seminole Wars. Sent to Texas, he took command of an artillery battalion which he commanded at the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. After the Battle of Cerro Gordo General Winfield Scott appointed Childs military governor of Jalapa and once Scott moved into the Valley of Mexico Childs was then appointed military governor of Puebla. After the Mexican War, Childs commanded at Ft. McHenry, Md., for three years, and then took charge of the Military Operations in East Florida


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  • Created by: George Seitz
  • Added: 2 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19189956
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for BG Thomas Wells Childs (16 Mar 1796–8 Oct 1853), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19189956, citing Saint Paul's Cemetery, Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by George Seitz (contributor 40539541) .