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CROSS, Trueman, soldier, born in Maryland; died near the present Fort Brown, Texas, 21 April 1846. He entered the army as ensign in the 42d infantry, 27 April 1814; became assistant deputy quarter-master-general, with the rank of captain, 16 June 1818; major-quartermaster, 22 May 1826; and assistant quartermaster-general, with the rank of colonel, 7 July 1838. He was chief of the quartermaster's department of the array of occupation from 10 October 1845, till his death, which he met at the hands of Mexican banditti. Colonel Cross published " Military Laws of the United States" (Washington).
--His brother, Osborne Cross, soldier, born in Maryland in 1803; died in New York City, 15 July 1876, was graduated at the U. S. military academy in 1825, assigned to the infantry, and served on garrison, frontier, and commissary duty. He was made first lieutenant on 31 December 1831, assistant quartermaster, 1 January 1836, and became captain in the first infantry, 7 July 1838. He was chief quartermaster of Wool's division in 1846-'7, and of the Army of Mexico in 1848, promoted to major on 24 July 1847, and served until the civil war, during which he was chief quartermaster of various posts and camps. He was made deputy quartermaster-general, 26 February 1863, and on 13 March 1865, was brevetted brigadier-general in the regular army. He was promoted to colonel, 29 July 1866, and on the same day was retired.
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