Calhoun, Patrick

Rank: Captain

Unit: 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: United States Military Academy class of 1841 in Appointed from South Carolina

Date of birth: 9 February 1829

Hometown: Washington DC,

Campaign: Plains Indian War (pre Civil War)

Died: 4 June 1858

Age at death: 37

Location of fatality: Pendleton, South Carolina,

Notes: 37th in his class of 49 graduated cadets. Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1841. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, December. 15, 1841. Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1842, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1842, — Ft. Washita, I. T., 1842, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1842‑43, — and Ft. Washita, I. T., 1843; on Meteorological duty at Washington, D. C., 1843‑44; with 1st Dragoons, at Ft. Des Moines, Io., and on Des Moines Expedition, 1844; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General Gaines, Aug. 1, 1846, to June 6, 1849, and to Bvt. Maj.‑General Brooke, June 7 to July 8, (Colonel, 5th N. Y. Volunteers, December. 19, 1846, raised for the War with Mexico, but not mustered into Service) First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 29, 1847) 1849; on leave of absence, 1849‑51; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1851; on frontier duty at Ft. Lincoln, Tex., 1851‑52, — and Austin, Tex. (Quartermaster duty), 1852‑53; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1853; on frontier duty at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex.,(Captain, 2d Dragoons, Sep. 6, 1853) 1854‑55, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., 1855; and on sick leave of absence, 1855‑58.