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
Allegiance
  • United StatesUnited States of America
Years of service 1823 - 1853
Rank Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
Battles/wars

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.

Career[edit]

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.

Family[edit]

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 - http://books.google.com.hk/books/about/The_Websters.html?id=3LRakzq4Ge0C Descendants of Webster - http://www.angelfire.com/mi2/luskfamily/L049WebsterFamily/websterinfoL49.html#LUCIEN_BONAPARTE15_WEBSTER