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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Thornton A. Washington

(Ap'd Va.)


Thornton Augustine Washington: Born 1826,
Berry Hill, Jefferson Co., Va. (now Cedar Lawn, WV).

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1845, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1849.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1849‑50, — Ft. McIntosh,

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, June 26, 1850)

Tex., 1851, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1851, — Escorting Mexican Boundary Commission, 1851‑52, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1852, — Scouting, 1852, — and Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1852‑53, 1854; on Recruiting service, 1854‑55; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, July 13, 1855, to Aug. 30, 1856; and on frontier duty at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex.,

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Dec. 8, 1855)

1856‑57, — Adjutant, 1st Infantry, Oct. 31, 1857, to May 31, 1860, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1857‑58, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1858‑59, — Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of the Department of Texas, May 29 to Dec. 21,  p395 1857, at San Antonio, Tex., — at Camp Verde, Tex., 1860, — as Quartermaster 1st Infantry, May 31, 1860, to Apr. 8, 1861, — at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1860, — Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General Twiggs, Jan. to Mar., 1861, — and at Indianola. Tex., 1861

Resigned, Apr. 8, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, 18––– to 18–––. Clerk in General Land Office, Washington, D. C., 1880‑89.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Thornton Augustine Washington)

Died July 10, 1894, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 66.

Buried, Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1895, for an obituary notice.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he was a Major in 1861, serving as Asst. Adjutant-General to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Van Dorn; and in 1862 as Asst. Adjutant-General in the Adjutant-General's Department at Richmond, Va.

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