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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1836

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Christopher Q. Tompkins

(Ap'd Va.)


Christopher Quarles Tompkins: Born Aug. 4, 1813, Poplar Grove (Mathews Co.), VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1832, to July 1, 1836, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1836.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Aug. 31, 1836.

Served: in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836, 1837‑40, being engaged in the Action of Locha-Hatchee, Jan. 24, 1838,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 7, 1838)

and skirmishes near Ft. Lauderdale, Feb. 20 and Sep. 27, 1838; on Recruiting service, 1840‑41; in the Florida War, 1841‑42; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1842‑43, — Ft. Macon, N. C., 1843‑44, — Ft. McHenry,

(Captain, 3d Artillery, June 18, 1846)

Md., 1844‑46; on voyage to California, 1846‑47; and in the War with Mexico, 1847, in garrison at Monterey, Cal.

Resigned, Sep. 22, 1847.

Civil History. — Iron Manufacturer, Richmond, Va., 1847‑55. Captain, Virginia Militia, 1848‑51, — and Lieut.‑Colonel, 1851‑53. Mining Agent and Superintendent of Collieries in Kanawha and Fayette Counties, Va., 1855‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States, as a Colonel of West Virginia Militia, but left the Confederate service in 1862.

 p649  Civil History. — Coal Mining, near Richmond, Va., 1862‑77.

Died May 28, 1877, at Richmond, Va.: Aged 64.

Buried, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.

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