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SNELLING, JAMES G. SOULARD (?–1855). James G. Soulard Snelling, United States Army officer, son of Josiah Snelling, was born in Minnesota. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1845, he was promoted to brevet second lieutenant in the Eighth Infantry. He was wounded during the battle of Molino del Rey during the Mexican War. Commissioned first lieutenant on January 22, 1849, he saw much duty on the Texas frontier, at Fort Gates in 1851, Fort McKavett in 1852, Camp Johnson in 1852, Fort Chadbourne in 1852–53, Fort Clark in 1853, and Fort Bliss in 1854. He was commissioned captain in the Tenth Infantry on March 3, 1855. He died at Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 25, 1855.


Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army (2 vols., Washington: GPO, 1903; rpt., Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1965). Zelma Scott, History of Coryell County (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1965).

Zelma Scott


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Zelma Scott, "SNELLING, JAMES G. SOULARD," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.