777……(Born Ky.)                         Philip N. Barbour                       (Ap’d Ky.)…….28

 

          Military 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 Resaca-de-la-Palma, Tex.)

--- 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.

 

 


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