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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1844

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.

William G. Peck: For most of his eleven years in the Army, taught mathematics at the Military Academy; continued in civilian life with a long career as a mathematics professor.

Joseph H. Whittlesey: Cavalryman, fought in the Mexican War, Indians on the western frontier, and for the Union in the War between the States.

Samuel Gill: Fought in the Mexican War, but resigned within three years; railroad engineer and executive.

Daniel M. Frost: Nearly nine years in the Army, fighting in the Mexican War and against Indians; a civilian businessman, he fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States.

Asher R. Eddy: Thirty-five years in the Army, most of it in Quartermaster service.

Francis J. Thomas: In his eight years in the Army, he fought in the Mexican War, and his civilian career was mostly in railroads and mining; he was killed in the First Battle of Bull Run fighting for the Confederacy.

Alfred Pleasonton: Cavalryman; fought in the Mexican War and against Indians on the frontier; and for the Union in the War between the States, although his contribution to the war effort has been variously assessed. [+ AOG]

Thomas J. Curd: Three years in the Artillery; died three years later, in a Catholic novitiate.

Augustus Cook: Died at sea a year after graduating.

John Y. Bicknell: Cavalryman, fought in the Mexican War; died five years after graduating.

Simon B. Buckner: Infantryman, fought in the Mexican War and taught at the Military Academy; fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States, and was governor of Kentucky.

John Trevitt: Infantryman, served in the Mexican War and fought Indians on the western frontier; resigned as the War between the States was breaking out, and spent the last thirty years of his life farming.

Rankin Dilworth: Infantryman, killed in the Mexican War two years after graduating.

Erastus B. Strong: Infantryman, killed in the Mexican War three years after graduating.

William T. Burwell: Infantryman, killed in the Mexican War three years after graduating.

William Read: Served in the Mexican War and on the western frontier, but resigned six years after graduating; a patent examiner until the War between the States, then a Maryland farmer.

James S. Woods: Infantryman, killed in the Mexican War two years after graduating.

Winfield S. Hancock: Infantryman, fought in the Mexican War and against Indians on the western frontier; in the War between the States, one of the Union's best generals.

James M. Lake Henry: Fought in the Mexican War and served on the western frontier, but resigned eight years after graduating; a patent examiner until the War between the States, then a Maryland farmer.

Alexander Hays: Infantryman, fought in the Mexican War, and resigned within four years of graduating; an engineer and railroad man, but joined the Union Army at the outbreak of the War between the States, in which he was killed.

George Wainwright: Infantryman, fought in the Mexican War, in which he was twice severely wounded; died on returning to the States, four years after graduating.

Henry B. Schroeder: Infantryman, fought in the Mexican War, and served on the western frontier; at the outbreak of the War between the States, resigned and was a Maryland farmer.

Joseph P. Smith: Infantryman, killed in the Mexican War three years after graduating.

John J. C. Bibb: Fought in the Mexican War, but resigned two years after graduating; worked for the Treasury Department and died fairly young.

George W. Hawkins: Infantryman, fought in the Mexican War and served on the western frontier; dismissed, after eight years in the Army, for failure to render proper financial accounts.


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