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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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