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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II
p609
1679

(Born Pa.)

Cornelius Van Camp

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1851, to July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Cavalry, July 1, 1855.

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, July 1, 1855.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1855; and on frontier duty at Ft. Mason, Tex., 1856, — Camp Verde, Tex., 1856‑57, — Scouting, 1857, being engaged against Comanche Indians in a Skirmish near Camp Verde, Tex., Oct. 29, 1857, — Camp Verde, Tex., 1857‑58, — Scouting, 1858, — Camp Verde, Tex., 1858, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1858, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1858, — and Wichita Expedition, Tex., being engaged against Comanche Indians in a Combat near Wichita Village, Tex., Oct. 1, 1858, where, by an arrow, he was shot through the heart, while gallantly charging the enemy.

Killed, Oct. 1, 1858, in the Combat near Wichita Village, Tex.: Aged 24.

Buried, Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, PA.


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