584……….(Born N.C.)            Theophilus H. Homes         (Ap’d N. C.)……………44

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, Sept. 1, 1825, to July 1, 1829, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1829.

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1829.

          Served:  on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1830-31, -- Arkansas River, 1831-32, -- Ft. Gibson, I. T. 1832, 1833-34, -- Camp Canadian, I. T., 1834, -- and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1834-36; on Recruiting service,

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Mar. 26, 1835)

1836-37; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1837-38; as Adjutant 7th Infantry, at Regimental headquarters, 1838; in Cherokee Nation, 1838-39, while

(Captain, 7th Infantry, Dec. 9, 1838)

transfverring Indians to the West; in the Florida War, 1839-40, 1840-41, 1841-42; in garrison at New Orleans Barracks, La., 1842-43, -- Pass Christian, Mis., 1843, -- New Orleans Barracks, La., 1843-44, -- Pass Christian, Mis., 1844, -- and New Orleans Barracks, La., 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846-47, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3-9, 1846, -- Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- and Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847;

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 23, 1846, for Gallant Conduct in the Several Conflicts t Monterey, Mex.)

on Recruiting service, 1847; in the War with Mexico, 1847-48; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848-49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849-50; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 185-51, -- Ft. Washita, I. T., 1851-54, -- Ft. Artuckle, I. T., 1854-55, -- conducting recruits to Texas,

(Major, 8th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

1856, -- Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1856, -- Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1856-57, -- Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1858, -- and Navajo Expedition, 1858-59; and as Superintendent of General Recruiting Service, July 1, 1859, to Apr. 6, 1861.

Resigned, Apr. 22, 1861.

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

          Civil History. – Farmer, Fayetteville, N. C., 1866-80.

Died, June 20, 1880, at Fayetteville, N. C.:  Aged 75.

  


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