Moses Emery Merrill (1803-1847) was the first person from Maine to attend the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. As a member of the 5th infantry he served on the Indian frontier until 1845 when Capt. Merrill was part of the occupation of Texas and the Mexican War. He was killed during the September 1847 assault on the mill works at Molino del Rey.
To read Major-General Winfield Scott’s official report of the Battle of Molino del Rey go to: Molino