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BG Thomas Wells Childs

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BG Thomas Wells Childs

Birth
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 8 Oct 1853 (aged 57)
Florida, USA
Burial Alexandria, Alexandria City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 19189956 View Source
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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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