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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1851

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 L. Andrews: Thirty years in the Army and ten years in civilian life, mostly as an engineer; fought for the Union in the War between the States, and taught twenty-two years at the Military Academy, mostly languages.

James St. C. Morton: Engineer, killed fighting for the Union in the War between the States.

George T. Balch: Ordnance officer, served in the Union Army during the War between the States; after the war, a civilian career in railroads.

William T. Welcker: Ordnance officer; served in various arsenals, seeing combat with Indians in Washington Territory; fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States, and after the war pursued a successful but miscellaneous medley of careers on the Pacific coast.

Alexander Piper: Artilleryman, fought Indians in the Pacific Northwest and fought for the Union in the War between the States; taught thirteen years at the Military Academy.

James Thompson: Fought for the Union in the War between the States; taught military subjects in several institutions including the Military Academy.

Caleb Huse: He spent most of his U. S. Army career as an instructor at the Military Academy, and after the War between the States, in which he served the Confederacy, he ran a school for twenty-five years that prepared young men for the Academy.

Kenner Garrard: Cavalryman, served on the western frontier; captured in the early days of the War between the States and served his parole as Commandant of Cadets at the Military Academy for a year, then fought in the war, and retired immediately afterward.

Ben Hardin Helm: Resigned after a year; fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States, and was killed at Chickamauga.

Edward H. Day: Served in the Third Seminole War and on the western frontier, but was ill for half his Army career and died eight years after graduating.

Alvan C. Gillem: Served in the Third Seminole War; fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, served in "reconstructing" the South and fought Indians on the Pacific coast.

De Witt N. Root: Died a month after graduating.

Alexander J. Perry: Taught six years at the Military Academy, and fought Indians in the old Northwest; a Quartermaster for almost all his remaining career, retiring as Assistant Quartermaster-General.

Isaiah N. Moore: Cavalryman, spent almost all his career in New Mexico, where he fought Indians and fought for the Union in the War between the States; died ten years after graduating.

John Edwards: Artilleryman, served on the western frontier and in the Pacific Northwest, and fought for the Union in the War between the States.

Albert J. S. Molinard: served two tours of duty in the Third Seminole War; fought for the Union in the War between the States but "retired from service" in the middle of the war; a federal tax collector for a short while before his death.

Henry E. Maynadier: Served on the western frontier and fought for the Union in the War between the States; died fairly young.

David Bell: Served on the western frontier and fought Apache and Kiowa Indians; died nine years after graduating.

Robert Williams: Served on the Pacific coast, taught four years at the Military Academy, served in a staff capacity in the Union Army during the War between the States, and rose to Adjutant-General of the Army.

John Mendenhall: Artilleryman; in his forty years in the Army, he served in the Third Seminole War and fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, he was posted to or commanded various garrisons, mostly in the East.

Martin P. Parks, Jr.: Died within a year of graduating.

Hyatt C. Ransom: Served on the western frontier, mostly in Texas and New Mexico; and in the Union Army as a Quartermaster during the War between the States.

Alexander McRae: Served in Texas and New Mexico, in which latter territory he was killed, fighting for the Union in the War between the States.

Charles E. Norris: A nondescript career on the western frontier and in the Union Army during the War between the States, with a good deal of sick leave and ending in dismissal; died five years later while an IRS agent.

Gurden Chapin: Served on the western frontier and fought for the Union in the War between the States; discharged for disability and died not very many years later.

John C. Kelton: Taught at the Military Academy, fought for the Union in the War between the States, and ended his career as Adjutant-General of the Army — for which from all evidence he was particularly suited, being actuated by particular concern for Soldiers' welfare. [+ AOG]

William H. Morris: Resigned within three years; editor, politician, and inventor of firearm improvements; rejoined the Army during the War between the States to fight for the Union.

James Curtiss: Resigned after five years on the western frontier, to a brief civilian career as an engineer; rejoined the Army to fight for the Union in the War between the States, and served ten more years on the western frontier after that.

Robert E. Patterson: Resigned after six years, and was a merchant and manufacturer, except for one year of the War between the States, in which he fought as a volunteer in the Union Army.

Thomas J. C. Amory: Served on the western frontier and fought for the Union in the War between the States, during which he died of yellow fever.

William D. Whipple: Served ten years in New Mexico and Texas, where he fought Indians; fought for the Union in the War between the States, and ended his career as Adjutant-General in various high-level commands.

Henry C. Hodges: Served on the western frontier, and as a Union quartermaster in the War between the States, ending his forty-three years in the Army as its Assistant Quartermaster-General.

Junius Daniel: Resigned after six years on the western frontier, two of them on sick leave; a Louisiana planter, he was killed in the War between the States, fighting for the Confederacy.

Roger Jones: Mounted infantry, fought Indians on the western frontier; served the Union in the War between the States, being thanked by the government for destroying the armory of Harper's Ferry as it fell into Confederate hands; ended his thirty-eight years in the Army in charge of the Inspector-General's Department.

Adolphus F. Bond: Infantryman, served on the western frontier and fought for the Union in the War between the States, but discharged for disability during the war and died soon after.

Melancthon Smith: Resigned after three years, mostly in Texas; cotton planter, state politician, and after fighting for the Confederacy in the War between the States, a newspaper editor.

Edward A. Palfrey: Infantryman, resigned after five years most of it in Texas; a bank and insurance executive in civilian life, he fought for the Confederacy during the War between the States.

John T. Shaaff: Served on the western frontier, mostly in Texas; fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States, and worked in the insurance business after the war.

Henry F. Witter: Resigned after four years, mostly in Texas; joined Walker's filibustering expedition to Central America, and died in Nicaragua a year later.

Joseph G. Tilford: Cavalryman, served on the western frontier and fought for the Union in the War between the States, and twenty-five years on the western frontier again after the war.

James B. Greene: Most of his career was spent in Texas, where he was captured by Confederates at the outbreak of the War between the States; he died two months later as a paroled prisoner of war.

Lawrence S. Baker: Fought Indians on the western frontier, and fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; after the war, a career in freight and railroads.


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