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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

John C. Pemberton

(Ap'd Pa.)


John Clifford Pemberton: Born Aug. 10, 1814, Philadelphia, PA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to p684July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1837.

Served: in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837‑38, being engaged in the Action of Locha-Hatchee, Jan. 24, 1838; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1838; in the Florida War, 1838‑39; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1839; at the Camp of Instruction near Trenton, N. J., 1839; on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Detroit, Mich., 1840, — Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1840‑41, — Ft. Brady, Mich., 1841, — and Buffalo, N. Y., 1841‑42; in garrison at

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Mar. 19, 1842)

Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842, — Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1842‑43, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 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, Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, —

(Bvt. Capt., Sep. 23, 1846,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, —

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Brig.‑General Worth, Aug. 4, 1846, to May 1, 1849; in garrison at Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1849; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; in garrison at New Orleans Barracks, La., 1850, — Ft. Washington, Md.,

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Sep. 16, 1850)

1851, 1851‑52, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1852‑53, 1853‑56; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, quelling Kansas Border Disturbances, 1857‑58, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — Ft. Kearny, N. M., 1859, — and Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1859‑61; and in garrison at Washington Arsenal, D. C., 1861.

Resigned, Apr. 29, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Farmer, near Warrenton, Va., 1866‑76.

Died, July 13, 1881, at Penllyn, Pa.: Aged 67.º

Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: he was a high-ranking general, outwitted by Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Grant at Vicksburg. Several webpages online cover his career in full: one of the better ones is at CivilWarHome.com.

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