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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1822

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Campbell Graham

(Ap'd Va.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1817, to July 1, 1822, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1822.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1822.

Served: on Ordnance duty, Aug. 20, 1822, to Aug. 1, 1823; in garrison at Ft. Washington, Md., 1823‑25; on Topographical duty, Apr. 6, 1825,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Sep. 11, 1828)

to Apr. 9, 1831; in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., 1831, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1831, 1832‑33; in Creek Nation, 1834; in garrison at Ft. Morgan, Ala., 1834, — Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1834‑35, — and Ft. King, Fla., 1835; in the Florida War, 1835‑36, being

(Bvt. Capt., Dec. 31, 1835,
for Gallantry and Good Conduct in the Affair on the Withlacoochee, Fla.)

engaged at the Combat of Withlacoochee, Dec. 31, 1835, where he was (twice) severely wounded; on Topographical duty, May 21 to Nov. 5, 1836; on Ordnance duty, Nov. 5, 1836, to Mar. 25, 1837; as Superintending Top. Engineer of Surveys and Improvements of Mobile harbor, Ala., 1839‑40, — of Survey of Suwanee and Yellow Rivers, Fla., 1840‑41,

(Bvt. Capt., Staff — Asst. Top. Engineer, Nov. 23, 1837)

(Captain, Corps of Top. Engineers, July 7, 1838)

— of Reconnoissance of left bank of Mississippi River, 1841‑42, — and of Examination of Albemarle Sound, N. C., 1843; as Asst. Top. Engineer in Survey of Florida Reefs, 1845‑46; as Superintending Top. Engineer of Survey of New Bedford harbor, Mas., 1846‑47, — of Paving Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., 1847 and 1849, — and of Survey of James Creek, Washington, D. C., 1851‑52; in waiting orders, and on sick leave of absence, 1852‑54; of Inspection of Pacific Coast Light-houses, May 13, 1854, to Aug. 16, 1855; on Staff of Commanding General

(Major, Corps of Top. Engineers, Dec. 9, 1857)

(Retired from Active Service, Sep. 9, 1861,
for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Service,
and from Wounds received in Battle, and Disease contracted in the Line of Duty)

 p282  of the Department of the Pacific, 1855‑56; on sick leave of absence, 1855‑61; and unemployed, 1861‑66.

Died, Nov. 8, 1866, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 67.

Buried, Westminster Burial Ground, Baltimore, MD.​a

Thayer's Note:

a Strictly speaking, my identification of this burial place, lacking other information, as being that of this particular Campbell Graham is not certain; but from name, rank, date of death and place of burial, it seems overwhelmingly likely.

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