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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II

(Born Ten.)

Horace Randal

(Ap'd Tex.)


Born Jan. 4, 1831.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1849, to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

Served: on frontier duty in conducting Recruits to Ft. Washita, I. T., 1854‑55, — Ft. Davis, Tex., 1855, — Scouting, 1855, being engaged against

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

 p603  Apache Indians in the Surprise of their camp near Ft. Bliss, Tex., July 22, 1855, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1855, — Los Lunas, N. M.,º 1855‑57, being engaged against Apache Indians, in a Skirmish near the Almagre Mountains, N. M., Apr. –––––, 1856, and in an Action near Gila River, Nov. 30, 1856, — and Ft. Buchanan, N. M., 1857; on Recruiting service, 1858; and on frontier duty at Ft. Buchanan, N. M., 1859‑60.

Resigned, Feb. 27, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States,​a and was

Killed, Apr. 30, 1864, in the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry, Ark.: Aged 31.

Buried, Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, TX.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. A brief summary is given on the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.

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