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DULANY, William, officer of marines, died in Beltsville, Maryland, 4 July 1868. He was appointed from Virginia as 2d lieutenant, 10 June 1817, became 1st lieutenant, 19 June 1819, and captain, 1 July 1834. He was promoted to a brevet major ship, for meritorious conduct in the Florida war, 3 March 1843, and made full major, 17 November 184'7. He served in the Mexican war, and succeeded to the command of a battalion on the death of Major Twiggs. He was made brevet lieutenant colonel, 14 September 1847, for "gallantry at Chapultepec, the capture of the Belch gate and the City of Mexico," and colonel, 26 July 1861.
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