He was a student of the St. Louis University, in 1858, a cadet in the Kent ucky Military Institute, whence on May 16, 1861, under call for three mont hs' troops, he entered the military service of the United States as Capta in of Kentucky Mounted Infantry, remaining in that rank until Aug. 16, 186 1, when he was mustered out. He again entered the service as Captain 23 d, Kentucky Volunteers Jan. 2, 1862, and as such participated in the campa igns of the armies of the "Ohio" and the "Cumberland," including the batt le of Stone River, until June 1, 1863, when he was appointed captain and a ssistant adjutant-general, and in this capacity served on the staff of Gen eral Henry Baxter, General A. A. Humphrey and General Bryon H. Pierce. Dur ing his entire service he participated in 26 battles and a large numb er of skirmishes; he was taken prisoner by the enemy and confined in south ern prison for eleven months. He was breveted "Major" for gallant and meri torious service in the battle of the Wilderness, and Lieut.-Colonel for ga llant and meritorious service in the battle of Spottsylvania Court Hous e, and was mustered out Sept. 19, 1865. He declined May 11, 1866, the appo intment of Second Lieut. 12th Inf. U. S. A. He was appointed Jan. 25, 186 9, 2nd Lieut. 3rd cavalry U. S. A., and was promoted to 1st Lieut. Dec. 2 0, 1872, resigning May 26, 1881. During his 12 years of service in the reg ular army he was on the frontier participating in all the "Scouts" and "Ca mpaigns" of the third cavalry, after hostile Indians in New Mexico, Arizon a, Wyoming, Montana, Utah and Dakota, including General Crooks' 1876 campa ign against the Sioux and Cheyennes, and was engaged in the capture of "Cr azy Horse" Village, battles of the "Rosebud" and "Slim Buttes," and in 187 3, was U. S. Postmaster at the National Soldiers Home, Va. He married Ja n. 21, 1866, Josephine Bradshaw, daughter of Dr. William Bradshaw of Londo n, England. She was born Mch. 9, 1845, and died at Washington, D. C., No v. 5, 1885.
Father: Gabriel Rene PAUL b: 22 MAR 1813 in St Louis, , Missouri, c: 21 MAY 1816 in Old Cathedral Church, Saint Louis, St Louis Co, Missouri,
Mother: Mary Ann WHISTLER b: ABT 1815 in Newport, Campbell Co, Kentucky,
Marriage 1 Josephine Cora BRADSHAW
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