Fort Bliss in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William Wallace Smith Bliss Monument
W. W. S. Bliss
Lt. Col. U S Army
Born at Whitehall, N. Y.
August 17, 1815
Died at Pascagoula, Mississippi
August 5, 1853
Admitted a Cadet at West Point 1829
Promoted Bvt. 2d LT 4th Infy July 1, 1833
Second LT March 31, 1834
Acting Assist. Professor of Mathematics
From Oct. 1834 to June 13, 1837
From June 1, 1837 to Jany 3, 1840
1st LT 4th Infty, Sept. 21, 1836
1st LT topographical Engineer July 7, 1838
Bvt Capt Staff Assist. Adjt. Genl.
Oct. 26, 1839 declined Chief of Staff of the Army under command of Major Genl. Taylor in the Campaign of 1846-1847 War with Mexico
Bvt Major May 9, 1846
For gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, Texas
Bvt. Major Staff Assist Adjt Genl. July 7, 1846
Capt. Infantry July 12, 1846
For gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico
Degree of A.M. conferred by Dartmouth College, N. H. 1848
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-American • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical date for this entry is August 17, 1817.
Location. 31° 48.435′ N, 106° 26.18′ W. Marker is in Fort Bliss, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on Pershing Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Paso TX 79906, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Colonel George Ruhlen (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Polk House (about 600 feet away); Hinman Hall (about 700 feet away); Abrams House (about 700 feet away); Quarters 213, Chaparral House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Initial Construction Period (approx. 0.2 miles away); Quarters 236 Sheridan (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Expansion Period (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bliss.
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