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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born Ga.)

Philip R. Thompson

(Ap'd Ga.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1830, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1835.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1835‑37; on Recruiting

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, May 26, 1836)

service, 1837; in paying Indian annuities, 1837; on frontier

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, June 30, 1837)

duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1837‑39; as Adjutant, 1st Dragoons, at Regimental headquarters, Jan. 1, 1839, to Dec. 1, 1841; on Recruiting service, 1842‑43; on frontier duty at Ft. Atkinson, Io., 1843‑44; on Recruiting service, 1844‑45; in removing Winnebago Indians, 1845‑46; on frontier duty at Ft. Atkinson, Io., 1846; in the War with Mexico,

(Captain, 1st Dragoons, June 30, 1846)

1846‑47, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Combat of Brazito, Dec. 25, 1846, — Combat of Sacramento, Feb. 23, 1847, — and as Acting Inspector-

(Bvt. Major, Feb. 28, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battle of Sacramento, near Chihuahua, Mex.)

General of Bvt. Maj.‑General Wool's Column on its march through Chihuahua, Mex., May 19 to Oct. 28, 1847; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848; and on frontier duty at Ft. Scott, Kan., 1848‑49, 1849‑50, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1850‑51, — Ft. Scott, Kan., 1851, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1851, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1851, — Galisteo, N. M., 1851‑52, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1852, — Ft. Massachusetts, Col., 1852‑53, — Taos, N. M., 1852, — Scouting against Utah Indians, 1853‑54, — Ft. Massachusetts, Col., 1854, — Scouting against Apache Indians, 1854, being engaged in the Action of Cienaguilla, N. M., Mar. 30, 1854, — Camp Burgwin, N. M., 1854‑55, — and Ft. Massachusetts, Col., 1855.

Cashiered, Sep. 4, 1855, for disrespect to a Court Martial,
before which he appeared as a Witness in a state of Intoxication.

After his dismissal he became Adjutant-General, with the rank of Captain, of a Filibustering Expedition to Nicaragua, Feb. 11, 1856, to May 1, 1857.

Died, June 24, 1857, in the Gulf of Mexico: Aged 45.

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