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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

John C. Pemberton

(Ap'd Pa.)


John Clifford Pemberton: Born Aug. 10, 1814, Philadelphia, PA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to  p684 July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1837.

Served: in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837‑38, being engaged in the Action of Locha-Hatchee, Jan. 24, 1838; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1838; in the Florida War, 1838‑39; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1839; at the Camp of Instruction near Trenton, N. J., 1839; on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances, at Detroit, Mich., 1840, — Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1840‑41, — Ft. Brady, Mich., 1841, — and Buffalo, N. Y., 1841‑42; in garrison at

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Mar. 19, 1842)

Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842, — Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1842‑43, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, —

(Bvt. Capt., Sep. 23, 1846,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, —

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Brig.‑General Worth, Aug. 4, 1846, to May 1, 1849; in garrison at Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1849; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; in garrison at New Orleans Barracks, La., 1850, — Ft. Washington, Md.,

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Sep. 16, 1850)

1851, 1851‑52, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1852‑53, 1853‑56; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, quelling Kansas Border Disturbances, 1857‑58, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — Ft. Kearny, N. M., 1859, — and Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1859‑61; and in garrison at Washington Arsenal, D. C., 1861.

Resigned, Apr. 29, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Farmer, near Warrenton, Va., 1866‑76.

Died, July 13, 1881, at Penllyn, Pa.: Aged 67.º

Buried, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: he was a high-ranking general, outwitted by Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Grant at Vicksburg. Several webpages online cover his career in full: one of the better ones is at CivilWarHome.com.

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