Lucien Bonaparte Webster

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Lucien Bonaparte Webster
Born (1801-03-17)March 17, 1801
Hartland, Windsor County, Vermont
Died November 4, 1853(1853-11-04)
Fort Brown, Brownsville County, Texas
  • United StatesUnited States of America
Years of service 1823 - 1853
Rank Brevet Lieutenant Colonel

Lucien Bonaparte Webster (March 17, 1801 - November 4, 1853) was a United States Army officer who served in the Mexican-American War and the brother-in-law of Confederate general Edmund Kirby Smith.


Webster was appointed from his home state of Vermont to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1819. He graduated in 1823 and was made a brevet Second Lieutenant of artillery. In 1838, he participated in the Army's removal of Cherokee Native Americans from North Carolina on the Trail of Tears.


Lucien married Frances Smith, the sister of Edmund Kirby Smith on December 21, 1837 in Saint Augustine, St. John's County, Florida. They had 5 children; Josephine, Katharine (Nov 1842 - May 1843, died in infancy), Frances, Lucien Jr. (Mar - Aug 1848, died in infancy) and Edmund Kirby (named after his maternal uncle).

External links[edit]

The Websters: Letters of an American Army Family in Peace and War, 1836-1853 - Descendants of Webster -