1043……(Born N.C.)             Reuben P. Campbell                    (Ap’d N.C.)………27

 

          Military History. --- Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1840.

          Served:  at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1840; in the Florida War, 1840-42; in garrison at Mount Vernon, Ala., 1842; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1842-45; in Military Occupation of

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Nov. 3, 1845)

Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- Battle of Resaca-dela-Palma, May 9, 1846, -- Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- and Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22-23, 1847; on frontier duty, on march to California, 1848-49, --

(Bvt. Capt., Feb. 23, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct

in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.)

at Los Angeles, Cal., 1849, -- and Monterey, Cal., 1849; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1850; on frontier duty at Socorro, N.M., 1850-51, -- and Ft. Conrad, N.M., 1851; on sick leave of absence,

(Captain, 2d Dragoons, Aug. 8, 1851)

1851-58; on frontier duty, on Utah Expedition, 1858-59; and on sick leave of absence, 1859-61.

Resigned, May 11, 1861.

          Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States, and was

Killed, June 27, 1862, at the Battle of Gaines’s Mill, Va.:  Aged 44.

 


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