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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II

(Born S. C.)

Richard V. Bonneau

(Ap'd Ala.)


Richard Vanderhorst Bonneau: Born Apr. 26, 1827, Charleston, SC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1847, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1852; on frontier duty at Ft. Inge, Tex., 1852‑53, — Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1853‑54, — Scouting, 1854, — Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1854‑55, — Scouting, 1855, Ft. Stanton,

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

N. M., 1855, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1855‑57, — Gila Expedition, 1857, being engaged against Mogollon Apache Indians in a Skirmish at the Cañon de los Muertos Carneros, N. M., May 24, 1857, — Ft. Thorn, N. M., 1857‑58, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1859, — Ft. Marcy, N. M., 1859‑60, — March to Texas, 1860, — and Ft. Clark, Tex., 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Resigned, Mar. 2, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Residence, Philadelphia, Pa.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Died Jan. 28, 1899, at Philadelphia, Pa.: Aged 72.

Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1901, for an obituary notice.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: a summary, with other information, is provided at the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.

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