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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1852

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.

Thomas Lincoln Casey: Engineer, taught five years at the Military Academy, served the Union in the War between the States (in Maine) and later specialized in large architectural works, mostly in Washington, DC; ended his 42‑year career as Army Chief of Engineers.

Newton F. Alexander: An engineer, he worked on seacoast forts but died six years after graduating.

George H. Mendell: Engineer, mostly of Pacific coast defenses and harbors; in his early part of his 43‑year career, fought Indians in the Pacific Northwest and fought for the Union in the War between the States.

George W. Rose: Resigned after four years; his civilian career was as a merchant in Detroit.

Joseph C. Ives: Topographical engineer who worked on railroad surveys in the West and who may have been the first white man to explore the Grand Canyon; also, an architect of the Washington Monument. Fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States.

John W. Todd: Ordnance officer, fought for the Union in the War between the States and commanded various arsenals.

Henry W. Slocum: Resigned after four years, and went into law and politics in his home State of New York; interrupted by the War between the States, in which he fought for the Union as one of the Army's highest commanders.

James Van Voast: Served thirty years in the Army, much of it on the Pacific Coast; as a young lieutenant he was much praised for his conduct in the 1854 shipwreck of the San Francisco. [+ AOG]

David S. Stanley: Cavalryman; in his forty-year career he fought Indians on the western frontier, fought for the Union in many theaters of the War between the States (Medal of Honor), and after the war served mostly in Texas and New Mexico.

George B. Anderson: Cavalryman, served on the western frontier; fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States, and died of wounds received at Antietam.

Jerome N. Bonaparte: Resigned after two years to serve a sixteen-year career in the French army, fighting in the Crimea and Algeria.

Henry De Veuve: Resigned after a year; his civilian career as an engineer was interrupted by the War between the States, in which he fought for the Confederacy.

James W. Robinson: Served in the Third Seminole War and on the western frontier; resigned nine years after graduation, avoiding the War between the States, and was a publisher of financial tables.

Milo S. Hascall: Resigned after a year to a civilian career in county law and politics; fought in the Union Army during the War between the States, but resigned before the end of the war to engage in banking and real estate.

John Mullan: Served in the Third Seminole War and fought Indians in the Pacific Northwest; during the War between the States, superintended the construction of a western road until he resigned; a lawyer in Washington, DC for several decades.

Sylvester Mowry: Resigned after six years of railroad exploration and other duty in the Far West; as a civilian, he was the delegate in Congress for Arizona and a promoter of that Territory.

George B. Cosby: Fought Indians on the western frontier, and in the War between the States fought for the Confederacy, with the rank of Brigadier-General; after the war, an engineer and state official in California.

Robert B. Thomas: Resigned within four years; served with the Confederate Army in the War between the States; after the war a variety of jobs, finally settling in as a customs inspector.

George L. Hartsuff: Fought in the Third Seminole War and for the Union in the War between the States, with signal endurance and courage; retired for disability from wounds and died shortly afterwards, fairly young.

Charles R. Woods: Routine duties on the western frontier and in the Pacific Northwest until the War between the States, in which he fought for the Union, mostly in the Tennessee and Georgia campaigns.

Matthew L. Davis: Frontier duty in New Mexico, where he fought Indians, and in Texas; died during the War between the States, a few days after joining the Confederate Army.

John H. Forney: Served on the western frontier, taught briefly at the Military Academy, and was a Confederate general. [+ AOG]

Marshall T. Polk: Resigned within four years; a few years later, fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States, and after the war, was Treasurer of the State of Tennessee.

Peter T. Swaine: Infantryman, served on the western frontier and fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, commanded regiments and posts in the West.

Charles H. Rundell: Fought against Indians in Oregon; dismissed for failure to render proper financial accounts and fought for the Confederacy, but before the war was over, died in Peru.

Andrew W. Evans: Served as an infantryman on the western frontier; he fought for the Union in the War between the States, as cavalry for the rest of his career, and returned to the West for seventeen more years, occasionally fighting Indians.

John D. O'Connell: Served on the western frontier and fought for the Union in the War between the States; died fairly young two years after the war.

John Nugen: Served in western garrisons; died on the Pacific coast five years after graduating.

Hugh B. Fleming: Fought Indians on the western frontier, served in the Union Army in the War between the States, mostly as a mustering and disbursing officer.

Alexander D. McCook: Fought Indians on the western frontier, and fought for the Union in the War between the States; almost all the remainder of his career of over forty years was spent in the West.

Henry Douglass: Thirty-nine years in the Army, much of it connected with Indian affairs; interrupted by the War between the States, in which he fought for the Union.

William Myers: Served on the western frontier, then as quartermaster in the Union Army during the War between the States, and eventually Deputy Quartermaster of the Army.

Philip Stockton: Fought Indians on the western frontier, and fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States.

George A. Williams: Seven years in Texas, and fought for the Union in the War between the States.

August V. Kautz: Fought Indians as an Infantryman on the western frontier and fought for the Union as a Cavalryman in the War between the States; after the war twenty-five years mostly in the West.

Lawrence A. Williams: Served on the western frontier, mostly in the Mormon War; fought for the Union in the War between the States, but went AWOL during the war and was dismissed; the Register says nothing about his civilian life afterwards.

Lyman M. Kellogg: Served on the western frontier and fought for the Union in the War between the States; a checkered career, including a dismissal, an arrest, an absence without leave of several months, but also a brevet for gallantry in battle; honorably discharged.

George Crook: Except for Union service in the War between the States, his entire thirty‑eight-year Army career was spent fighting Indians in the West — very successfully.

Arthur P. Bagby: Resigned after a year; a long civilian career as a lawyer and newspaper editor, interrupted by cavalry service for the Confederacy in the War between the States.

John P. Hawkins: Fought for the Union in the War between the States, as commissary; ended his forty‑two-year career as Commissary-General of the Army.

Edwin D. Phillips: Eight years on the Texas frontier, then fought for the Union in the War between the States but died before the war was over.

Richard V. Bonneau: Fought Indians on the western frontier, but resigned to fight for the Confederacy in the War between the States; nothing in the Register about his civilian career afterwards.

Hezekiah H. Garber: Served mostly on the western frontier, where he died seven years after graduating.


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