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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1839

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

Charles Wickliffe

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1835, to July 1, 1839, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1839.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1839, — Expedition to Grand River, 1839‑40, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1840, — Ft. Wayne, I. T., 1840, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1841‑42.

Dropped, Apr. 12, 1842,
having "Disobeyed the Order of his Superior Officer,
Broken his Arrest, and Deserted his Post."

 p17  Civil History. — Counselor at Law and Farmer, Blandville, Ky., 1843‑47.

Military History. — Re-appointed in the U. S. Army as

Captain, 16th Infantry, Apr. 9, 1847.

Served in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in a Skirmish

(Major, 14th Infantry, Feb. 12, 1848)

between Cerralvo and Monterey.

Disbanded, July 22, 1848.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law and Farmer, Blandville, Ky., 1848‑61. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Kentucky, 1850. Commonwealth Attorney for Ballard County, Ky., 1851‑55.

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

Died, Apr. 27, 1862, of Wounds received in the Battle of Shiloh, Ten.: Aged 43.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers, he was commissioned Colonel on November 1, 1861 and commanded the 7th Kentucky Mounted Infantry.

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