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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II

(Born D. C.)

Patrick Calhoun

(Ap'd S. C.)


Born Feb. 9, 1821.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1841.

Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Dec. 15, 1841.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1842, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1842, — Ft. Washita, I. T., 1842, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1842‑43, — and Ft. Washita, I. T., 1843; on Meteorological duty at Washington, D. C., 1843‑44; with 1st Dragoons, at Ft. Des Moines, Io., and on Des Moines Expedition, 1844; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General Gaines, Aug. 1, 1846, to June 6, 1849, and to Bvt. Maj.‑General Brooke, June 7 to July 8,

(Colonel, 5th N. Y. Volunteers, Dec. 19, 1846,
raised for the War with Mexico, but not mustered into Service)

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 29, 1847)

1849; on leave of absence, 1849‑51; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1851; on frontier duty at Ft. Lincoln, Tex., 1851‑52, — and Austin, Tex. (Quartermaster duty), 1852‑53; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1853; on frontier duty at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex.,

(Captain, 2d Dragoons, Sep. 6, 1853)

1854‑55, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., 1855; and on sick leave of absence, 1855‑58.

Died, June 4,​a 1858, at Pendleton, S. C.: Aged 37.

Buried, St. Paul's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Pendleton, SC.

Thayer's Note:

a His tombstone (q.v.) gives the date of his death as June 1st 1858. Cullum's Register, no doubt relying on newspaper reports of burials, not infrequently has dates of death that are later than the actual day by up to three days.

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