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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II

(Born S. C.)

John B. Villepigue

(Ap'd S. C.)


John Bordenave Villepigue: Born July 2, 1830, Camden, SC.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1850, to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1854.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854‑55; on frontier

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Mar. 3, 1855)

duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1855, — Sioux Expedition, 1855, — on the Upper Missouri, 1855‑56, — March to Ft. Lookout, Dak., 1856, — Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1856‑57, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1857, — and on Utah Expedition,

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, May 27, 1857)

 p589  1857‑58; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1859‑60; and on frontier duty at Ft. Crittenden, Utah, 1860‑61.

Resigned, Mar. 31, 1861.

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

Died, Nov. 9, 1862, at Port Hudson, La.: Aged 32.

Buried, Quaker Cemetery, Camden, SC.

Thayer's Notes:

a Birthdate and birthplace are from Jack D. Welsh, Medical Histories of Confederate Generals, which in turn references the Compiled Service Records and Confederate Military History. Notice the July 10 birthdate on the page at Find A Grave.

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b John Villepigue served in the Confederate Army with the rank of Brigadier General at his death, from fever contracted at the (2d) Battle of Corinth.

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