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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of June 24, 1861

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.

Patrick J. O'Rorke: Engineer in the Union Army, several times breveted; killed at Gettysburg two years after graduating.

Francis U. Farquhar: Engineer, fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, worked on improvements to the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River.

Arthur H. Dutton: Fought for the Union in the War between the States, and died of battle wounds three years after graduating.

Clarence Derrick: Fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; after the war, a lawyer, banker, and planter.

Daniel W. Flagler: Thirty-eight years in the Army as an ordnance officer; fought for the Union in the War between the States, and rose to Chief of Ordnance.

Thomas C. Bradford: Ordnance officer, fought for the Union in the War between the States and taught at the Military Academy; died fairly young.

Richard M. Hill: Ordnance officer, fought for the Union in the War between the States; died fairly young.

William H. Harris: Ordnance officer, fought for the Union in the War between the States; resigned five years after the war and was a manufacturing and industrial executive.

Alfred Mordecai: An ordnance expert like his father; involved in the standardization of small arms and machine guns and the interchangeability of their parts.

David H. Buel: Ordnance officer, fought for the Union in the War between the States; murdered by a deserter nine years after graduating.

Stephen C. Lyford: Ordnance officer, fought for the Union in the War between the States; taught at the Military Academy, served on a mission to the Emperor of Japan and represented the War Department at the Centennial Exhibition of 1876.

Alonzo H. Cushing: Artilleryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; the Medal of Honor has been approved by the Army for his outstanding bravery and effectiveness at the Battle of Gettysburg, in which he was killed.

Charles C. Parsons: Artilleryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States and taught at the Academy; in civilian life, an Episcopalian minister.

John R. Edie: Fought for the Union in the War between the States, and served mostly in the Ordnance until his death thirteen years after graduating.

Lawrence S. Babbitt: Fought for the Union in the War between the States, and served almost his whole forty-year career in the Ordnance.

George A. Woodruff: Artilleryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States and died at Gettysburg, two years after graduating.

Joseph C. Audenried: Cavalryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; most of his career as an aide-de‑camp, the last ten years to General Sherman, General-in‑chief of the Army.

Julius W. Adams: Infantryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; died four years after graduating, of complications of his battle wounds.

Peter C. Hains: Forty years as an Army engineer, in river and harbor improvements mostly in Maine and the Washington, DC area; fought for the Union in the War between the States, fought in Puerto Rico in the Spanish-American War; involved in the siting of the Panama Canal; reactivated during World War I, long after his retirement, to oversee the defenses of Norfolk, VA.

Francis H. Parker: Ordnance officer, served in the Union Army in the War between the States; by the end of his thirty-year career, commanded some of the largest arsenals in the country.

Joseph P. Farley: Ordnance officer, served in the Union Army in the War between the States; inspected and commanded weapons production facilities.

Joseph B. Campbell: Artilleryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States and fought Indians on the western frontier; often an instructor of ordnance and gunnery.

Henry E. Noyes: Cavalryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; posted to an unusual number of western forts; served in Cuba shortly after the Spanish-American War.

Philip H. Remington: Infantryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, posted mostly in the South then on the western frontier.

William D. Fuller: Artilleryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, resigned after a pair of arrests, and was a farmer.

Justin E. Dimick: Fought for the Union in the War between the States; killed at Chancellorsville within two years after graduating.

James P. Drouillard: Infantryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; resigned just before the end of the war to go into business as an iron manufacturer.

Leroy S. Elbert: Cavalryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; died of illness two years after graduating.

Charles H. Brightly: Infantryman, killed fighting for the Union in the War between the States, three years after graduating.

Eugene Carter: Infantryman, fought for the Union in War between the States; left the Army ten years after graduating and died shortly afterwards.

Samuel P. Ferris: Infantryman, fought for the Union in War between the States; served on the western frontier, where he died twenty years after graduating.

George O. Watts: Cavalryman; in the War between the States, served the Union very briefly, resigned, and fought for the Confederacy. After the war, a judicial officer.

Frank A. Reynolds: Briefly among the defenders of Washington at the beginning of the War between the States, he resigned and fought for the Confederacy; after the war, he served in the Egyptian army.

George A. Custer: Among the youngest Union generals in the War between the States, he met his end fighting Indians at the Little Big Horn — "Custer's Last Stand".


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