696…….(Born N. C.)             Richard C. Gatlin       (Ap’d N. C.)………….35

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1828, to July 1, 1832, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1832.

          Served:  on the “Black Hawk Expedition,” 1832, but not at the seat of war; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1832, 1833-34, -- Camp Canadian, I. T., 1834,

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, May 31, 1834)

Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1834-36, -- Camp Desire, near Ft. Towson, I. T., 1836, -- and Camp Nacogdoches, Tex., 1836; on Recruiting service, 1837-38

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Aug. 31, 1836)

as Adjutant, 7th Infantry, Dec. 13, 1838, to Oct. 25, 1845, at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1838-39, -- in the Florida War, 1839-42, -- at New Orleans Barracks, La., 1842-43, 1843-44, -- Pass Christian, Mis., 1844, -- New Orleans Barracks, La., 1844-45, -- and Pass Christian, Mis., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas,

(Captain, 7th Infantry, Sep. 30, 1845)

1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3-9, 1846, -- and Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, where he was wounded in

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 23, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct

in the Battle of Monterey, Mex.)

storming the enemy’s works; on Recruiting service, 1846-48; in the War with Mexico, 1848; in garrison at

(Colonel, 1st N. C. Volunteers, 1847:  Declined.)

Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848, -- Baton Rouge, La., 1848-49, -- and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1849; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849-50; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850, -- Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1850, -- Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850-51, -- and Ft. Smith, Ark., 1851-52; on Recruiting service, 1852-54; and on frontier duty, in conducting recruits to Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1855, -- March to the Upper Arkansas, 1855, -- Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1855, -- Ft. Smith, Ark., 1855-57, -- Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1857-58, -- Utah Expedition, 1858-60, -- March to New Mexico, 1860, -- and Ft. Craig, N. M., 1860-61.

Resigned, May 20, 1861.

          Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.

          Civil History.  --  Farmer, Sebastian Co., Ark., 1866-81.  Residence, Fort Smith, Ark.


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