Calhoun, Patrick

Rank: Captain

Unit: 2d Dragoons

Commissioned: United States Military Academy class of 1841 and appointed from South Carolina

Date of birth: 9 February 1829

Hometown: Washington D.C.

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.

Served on meteorological duty at Washington, D. C., 1843‑44.

Served 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.

Frontier duty at Ft. Lincoln, Tex., 1851‑52, — and Austin, Texas (Quartermaster duty), 1852‑53; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1853; on frontier duty at Ft. Chadbourne, Texas.

Captain, 2d Dragoons, Sep. 6, 1853 1854‑55, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., 1855; and on sick leave of absence, 1855‑58.


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