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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1822

For a few words about Cullum's Register and the organization of the entries on this site, see the orientation page to the Register. The links below, to the individual entries, open in another window.

George Dutton: A thirty‑five-year career in the Army as an engineer of coastal defenses, mostly of New England and New York City.

Joseph K. F. Mansfield: Forty years in the Army, as an engineer mostly of coastal defenses and in particular of Savannah; he fought gallantly in the Mexican War, and died in the War between the States, as a Union general leading a charge at Antietam.

Charles G. Smith: Served in the Artillery, most of it at Fort Moultrie, SC, where he died five years after graduating.

Thomas R. Ingalls: Served seven years in the Artillery in various posts, during which time he earned a medical degree; on resigning, settled in Louisiana to a medical and academic career.

Horace Bliss: Engineer, for fourteen years in the Army, then as a civilian, including four years for the government of Chile.

William Cook: Ten years in the Army, mostly on topographical duty; in civilian life he was a railroad engineer.

William Rose: Died three years after graduating.

Walter Gwynn: After nearly ten years in the Army, resigned and engineered many railroads, especially in the mid-Atlantic States; served the Confederacy during the War between the States.

Campbell Graham: Forty years in the Army, mostly as an engineer on varied projects; fought in the Second Seminole War.

Thompson B. Wheelock: Seven years in the Artillery, resigned and was president of a college for three years, but came back to the Army, fought in the Second Seminole War, and died there.

James H. Cooke: Ten years of an unremarkable Army career; resigning, he died within the year.

William C. Young: Resigned after less than four years; railroad engineer and executive.

Augustus Canfield: Commissioned in the Artillery, he came into his own in the Topographical Engineers, as a specialist in lake and river improvements, mostly in the Great Lakes.

David H. Vinton: Deputy Quartermaster-General of the Army during the War between the States; Quartermaster-General for a brief period after the war.

John J. Schuler: Six years in the Army in garrisons in the Northeast; disappeared into civilian life in Pennsylvania.

John Pickell: Sixteen years in the Army, with combat in the Second Seminole War; engineer, state politician, industrialist and newspaper editor; in his old age, commanded a regiment in defense of Washington during the War between the States.

Isaac R. Trimble: Ten years in the Artillery and on Topographical duty, and nearly thirty in railroads mostly in his home State of Maryland; one of the most prominent Confederate generals in the War between the States, but severely wounded and captured in Pickett's charge.

Henry H. Gird: Seven years in the Army, most of it as an instructor of infantry tactics at the Academy; as a civilian, he continued to work in education.

Benjamin H. Wright: Resigned within a year, and spent at least a decade building railroads in Cuba; after which, he lived forty more years but Cullum's has no further information.

William M. Boyce: Fourteen years in the Army, mostly on topographical duty; as a civilian, he worked the remainder of his life on the geodetic survey of the Atlantic coast; died in a train wreck.

St. Clair Denny: Over thirty-five years in the Army, mostly as quartermaster and paymaster.

Westwood Lacey: His entire Army career was spent in Florida, where he died seven years after graduating.

Eustace Trenor: Nearly twenty-five years in the Army, most of it on frontier duty in the West.

George Wright: Forty years in the Infantry, much of it fighting Indians in the Pacific Northwest; as a Union general during the War between the States, commanded the Pacific coast.

David Hunter: Forty years in the Army, on the western frontier, in the Mexican War, but especially as a Union commander in the War between the States, in which he is remembered mostly for a decree emancipating slaves in his zone, and the near-destruction of Virginia Military Institute.

George A. McCall: Thirty years in the Army, with combat in the Second Seminoe War and the Mexican War; after a few years of civilian life, returned to the Army to fight for the Union in the War between the States.

Albert Lincoln: Died three months after graduating.

Francis Lee: Thirty-six years in the Army, most of it on the western frontier; fought in the Mexican War.

James R. Stephenson: Nearly twenty years in the Army, much of it in Indian country and Louisiana; died in Florida during the Second Seminole War.

John D. Hopson: Died seven years after graduation, having served mostly on the western frontier.

Thompson Morris: Infantryman, posted to garrisons in the Northeast for fourteen years; fought in the Mexican War, then served on the western and Pacific frontiers, for a total of nearly forty years in the Army.

John R. Wilcox: Resigned after two years; a fur trader and merchant in Illinois.

Thomas Johnston: Twelve years in the Army, on the western frontier, before he was dropped for unspecified reasons; died two months later.

George W. Folger: Four years in the Army, then disappeared into civilian life.

Thomas McNamara: Eight years in the Army, all on the western frontier; died four years later.

Aaron M. Wright: Within four years of graduating, he was dismissed for failure to render proper financial accounts.

John J. Abercrombie: Infantryman with over forty years in the Army; served in the Black Hawk War, and fough in the Second Seminole War, the Mexican War, and for the Union in the War between the States.

Samuel Wragg: Topographical engineer, died suddenly, at work in the Appalachians, six years after graduating.

David Moniac: Resigned immediately, but fifteen years later, fought when it counted, in the Second Seminole War, and was killed. He was the first Native American to graduate from the Academy.

Henry Clark: Eight years in the Army, almost all in the Old Northwest.


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