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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1840

Vol. II

(Born N. C.)

Reuben P. Campbell

(Ap'd N. C.)


Reuben Philander Campbell: Born Apr. 16, 1818, Iredell County, NC.

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., 1840‑41; 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 Texas,

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

1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑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. Captain, 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.

Buried, Snow Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Harmony, NC.

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