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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1858

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 C. Paine: Taught at the Academy for a year, then served as an engineer in the Union Army in the War between the States, but resigned during the war after a disability; a Massachusetts farmer.

Moses J. White: Ordnance officer, fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; died during the war, six years after graduating.

Joseph Dixon: Topographical Engineer, fought Indians in Oregon, and was killed fighting for the Confederacy within four years of graduating.

William H. Echols: Engineer, resigned within three years to serve the Confederacy; his postwar career was as a manufacturing and banking executive.

John S. Saunders: Ordnance officer, resigned within three years, to fight for his home State and the Confederacy.

James H. Hallonquist: As a Confederate officer, he was an artillerist in the Bombardment of Ft. Sumter and at Shiloh.

Thomas R. Tannatt: Never in good health, he fought for the Union and was disabled by a wound, which combined with illness to force his resignation after six years; his later career was that of a mining, railroad, and land entrepreneur mostly in the Pacific Northwest.

Marcus P. Miller: Artilleryman; fought for the Union in the War between the States, fought Indians on the western frontier, taught at the Military Academy, and fought in the Philippines in the Spanish-American War.

Charles H. Ingraham: Served in the Utah Expedition and in New Mexico, and fought for the Union in the War between the States; died nine years after graduating.

Leroy Napier: Resigned within two years of graduating; fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States, and died soon after the war, nine years after graduating.

Solomon Williams: Fought Indians in the Midwest, and was killed fighting for the Confederacy in the War between the States, five years after graduating.

Richard H. Brewer: Cavalryman; fought Indians in the Far West, and died of wounds received fighting for the Confederacy in the War between the States, six years after graduating.

Samuel McKee: Cavalryman; served in California, and died of wounds received fighting for the Union in the War between the States, six years after graduating.

James J. Van Horn: Infantryman; in his forty-year career he fought for the Union in the War between the States, and after the war commanded various posts, mostly in the West.

Andrew Jackson: Fought Indians in the Midwest, and fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; after the war he farmed the Hermitage near Nashville and worked for the IRS.

Charles G. Harker: Infantryman; served in the Pacific Northwest, and was killed fighting for the Union in the War between the States, six years after greeting.

Sardine P. Reed: Died of illness at West Point a few months after graduating.

Royal T. Frank: Infantryman, fought Indians on the western frontier, then fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, an artilleryman, serving ten years as commander of the Artillery School.

Edward P. Cressey: Cavalryman, fought Indians on the western frontier although his career was mostly in recruiting, including for the Union Army during the War between the States; after the war, taught English at the Imperial College of Japan and worked for a steamship company.

Asa B. Carey: Forty years in the Army; the first twelve in New Mexico, then in the Paymaster Corps, ending his career as Paymaster General.

William H. Bell: Served in New Mexico then fought for the Union in the War between the States; at the end of his nearly forty-year career, he was Commissary-General of Subsistence.

Bryan M. Thomas: Served on the western frontier, then fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; after the war, a planter and educator. [+ AOG]

William J. L. Nicodemus: Served on the western frontier, then fought for the Union in the War between the States; not long after the war, a civilian professor of engineering and military science.

Oliver P. Gooding: Served on the western frontier, then fought for the Union in the War between the States, resigning at the end of the war; a civilian attorney and police official.

William G. Robinson: Served on the Midwestern frontier, then fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; after the war, a civil engineer.

George N. Bascom: Served in Utah and New Mexico, then fought for the Union in the War between the States, and was killed within four years of graduating.

Charles E. Jesup: Resigned two years after graduating, and died a few months later.


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