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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Archibald Campbell

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born July 26, 1813.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1835.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1835‑36; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1836, — and Ft. Sabine, La., 1837; and as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General Gaines, Aug. 1 to Sep. 30, 1836.

Resigned, Sep. 30, 1836.

Civil History. — Asst. Engineer, Charleston, S. C., Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnati, O., Railroad Survey, 1837. Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, on Topographical Survey of the Cherokee Country, preparatory to removing the Indians beyond the Mississippi, 1837‑38. Asst. Engineer on Survey of Maryland Cross-Cut Canal, 1838, — on Frostburg and Cumberland, Md., Railroad Survey, 1838‑39, — on Black River Canal, N. Y., 1839‑40, — and on Albany and West Stockbridge Railroad Survey, N. Y., 1840‑41. Civil Engineer and Clerk in the service of the United States, on repairs of the defenses of New York harbor, 1841‑42, — and on Ohio River Improvement, 1843‑44. Private Secretary to the Secretary of War, Apr. 1, 1845, to Apr. 1, 1846. Chief Clerk of the U. S. War Department, Apr. 1, 1846, to Apr. 12, 1849, — Clerk, Apr. 12, 1849, to Mar. 8, 1853, — and Chief Clerk, Mar. 8, 1853, to Mar. 4, 1857. Commissioner to carry into effect the 1st Article of the Treaty of June 15, 1846, between the United States and Great Britain; viz., to establish the Boundary Line dividing Washington Territory from Vancouver's Island and British Columbia, Feb. 14, 1851, to Oct. 31, 1869; and to mark the Northern Boundary of the United States, along the 49th  p611 Parallel of Latitude, from the Lake of the Woods to the Summit of the Rocky Mountains, June 7, 1872, to July 3, 1876.

Died, July 27, 1887, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 74.

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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