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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

N. Bartlett Pearce

(Ap'd Ky.)


Nicholas Bartlett Pearce: Born July 20, 1828, Caldwell Co., KY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1850.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1850, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1851‑52, —

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Mar. 8, 1851)

Ft. Washita, I. T., 1852, 1853‑54, — in command of Escort of Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Marcy's Expedition to locate "Indian Reserves" in Northwestern Texas,

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

July 2 to Oct. 18, 1854, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1854‑55, — and Ft. Smith, Ark., 1855‑56; on Recruiting service, 1856‑57; on frontier duty, at Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1857; on Recruiting service, 1857‑58; and on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1858.

Resigned, Apr. 20, 1858.

Civil History. — Merchant, Farmer, and Flour Manufacturer, Osage Mills, Burton County, Ark., 1858‑61.

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

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Died March 8, 1894, at Dallas, Texas: Aged 78.

Buried, Whitesboro, TX.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. He served as a general in Arkansas, although it is unclear whether he had the formal rank (see Confederate Generals from Arkansas — ArkHQ 21:244). Additional biographical information is given at Encyclopedia of Arkansas. There are also interesting details, including a squib of a letter home from the Academy during his cadet days, among the genealogical information, at RootsWeb.

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