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CADY, Albemarle, soldier, born in New Hampshire, about 1809. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1829. Joining the 6th infantry, he served on garrison and frontier duty until 1838, when he served against the Indians in Florida until 1842, being promoted captain 7 July, 1838. In the war with Mexico he was at the siege of Vera Cruz and in the battles of Cerro Gordo, Churubusco, and Molino del Rey. In this last engage-merit he was wounded, and for his conduct was brevetted major. He accompanied the expedition against the Sioux Indians in 1855, and was in the action at Blue-Water, Dakota, 3 September of that year. On 27 January, 1857, he was promoted major. At the beginning of the civil war he was on duty on the Pacific coast, and remained there until 1864, when he was for a time in command of the draft-rendezvous at New Haven, Connecticut He was retired 18 May, 1864, for disability resulting from long and faithful service, and received the brevet of brigadier-general United States A., 13 March, 1865.
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