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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II

(Born N. J.)

Philip Stockton

(Ap'd N. J.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1852; on frontier duty at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1852, — Scouting, 1852‑53, — San Antonio,

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Oct. 11, 1853)

Tex., 1853, — Scouting, 1854, — Ft. Worth, Tex., 1854, — and Ft. Davis, Tex., 1854‑55; on Recruiting service, 1855; on frontier duty, on Sioux

(Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Oct. 1, 1855)

Expedition, 1855, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1855‑56, — and in quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1856; on Recruiting service, 1856‑57; on frontier duty on Cheyenne Expedition, 1857, being engaged in the Combat on Solomon's Fork of the Kansas, July 27, 1857, and in the Skirmish against Kiowa and Comanche Indians, near Grand Saline, Kan., Aug. 6, 1857, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1857, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — Ft. Smith, Ark., 1858‑59, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1859‑60, — Kiowa and Comanche Expedition, 1860, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1860, — Expedition against Kiowa and Comanche Indians, 1860, — and examining Road to Ft. Smith, Ark., 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Resigned, Feb. 27, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Unknown, 1866‑78, no authentic information having been received. Clerk in the Engineer Bureau, Washington, D. C., July 3, 1878, to Mar. 25, 1879.

Died, Mar. 25, 1879, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 47.

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 appointed Colonel, in June, 1862, and was Chief of Ordnance, Army of Mississippi, that year; later commanding the arsenal at San Antonio, TX.

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