Philip N. Barbour
History. --- Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1829, to July 1, 1834,
when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to
Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d
Infantry, July 1, 1834.
Served: on frontier
duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1834-36,
(Second Lieut., 3d
Infantry, Apr. 1, 1836)
--- Camp Hoskins, I.
T., 1836, -- Ft. Towson, I. T., 1836, --- Camp Sabine, La., 1836, -- and Ft.
Jesup, La., 1836-40; as Adjutant, 3d Infantry, at Regimental
(First Lieut., 3d
Infantry, July 7, 1838)
Headquarters, June 1,
1838, to Oct. 12, 1845; in the Florida War, 1840-42; as Acting Asst.
Adjutant-General of the Department of Florida, Aug. 22, 1842, to June, 1843;
in garrison at Ft. Stansbury, Fla.,
(Bvt. Captain, Apr.
15, 1842, for Active and Highly Meritorious
Service in the War
Against the Florida Indians)
1843, -- and Jefferson
Barracks, Mo., 1843, 1844; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins),
La., 1844; on Recruiting service, 1844; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup (Camp
Wilkins), La., 1844-45; in Military
(Captain, 3d Infantry,
Nov. 26, 1845)
Occupation of Texas,
1845-46; and in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of
Palo Alto, May 8, 1846,
(Bvt. Major, May 9,
1846, for Gallant and Distinguished Services in the Battles
Of Palo Alto and
--- Battle of Resaca-dela-Palma,
May 9, 1846, --- and Battle of Monterey, where he was, by an escopet ball,
while cheering his men to the charge in the desperate conflict in the street
of the city,
Killed, Sep. 21,
1846: Aged 33.