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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1863

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.

John R. Meigs: Killed in battle a year after graduating, fighting for the Union in the War between the States.

Peter S. Michie: Engineer; fought for the Union in the War between the States; taught at the Military Academy for over thirty years where he became one of its most formative influences.

James D. Rabb: Served in the Union Army during the War between the States; died two months after graduating.

William J. Twining: Engineer, fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, worked in the interface between high-level surveying and politics.

William R. King: Ordnance officer and engineer, invented and designed a counterpoise gun-carriage, and worked on river and harbor improvements thruout the country. [+ AOG]

William H. H. Benyaurd: Thirty-seven years as an Army Engineer; after fighting for the Union in the War between the States (Medal of Honor), he specialized mostly in bridges, rivers and harbors.

Charles W. Howell: Engineer, fought for the Union in the War between the States mostly building and dismantling bridges in Virginia; after the war, worked on river and harbor improvements in and near the Gulf of Mexico.

Asa H. Holgate: Engineer, served with the Union Army during the War between the States; ended his career ten years after the war with a pair of arrests and was allowed to resign; died three years later.

John R. McGinness: Forty years as an Ordnance officer, fighting for the Union in the War between the States and serving in the Philippines in the Spanish-American War.

George W. McKee: Thirty-seven years as an Ordnance officer; fought for the Union in the War between the States, commanded various arsenals; taught one year at the Military Academy.

Frank H. Phipps: Nearly forty-five years as an ordnance officer; served in the Union Army during the War between the States.

James W. Reilly: Forty years as an ordnance officer; fought for the Union in the War between the States.

Josiah H. V. Field: Ordnance Officer, served in the Union Army during the the War between the States; died a year after graduating.

Charles F. Rockwell: Ordnance Officer, served in the Union Army during the the War between the States; died five years after graduating.

William S. Beebe: Ordnance officer, fought for the Union in the War between the States (Medal of Honor); retired to 25 years of civilian life, then served in the Spanish-American War, in Cuba, where he died of yellow fever.

Thomas Ward: Artilleryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; most of the rest of his 40‑year Army career in the Adjutant General's department.

Jacob H. Counselman: Artilleryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; left the Army nine years after graduating and died shortly afterwards.

George D. Ramsay, Jr.: Artilleryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; died fairly young.

Henry C. Dodge: Artilleryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; lost at sea nine years after graduating.

John G. Butler: Forty years in Ordnance; fought for the Union in the War between the States.

Robert Catlin: Fought for the Union in War between the States; the loss of a leg in battle pretty much put an end to his military career.

Charles H. Lester: Cavalryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States, then served eighteen years on the western frontier, mostly in Texas.

Kenelm Robbins: Cavalryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; died in arrest seven years after graduating.

James M. J. Sanno: Infantryman, served in the Union Army during the War between the States, fought Indians on the western frontier and fought insurgents in the Philippines.

James R. Reid: Fought for the Union in the War between the States; resigned shortly after the war, and in civilian life worked in the foundry business and as an industrial manufacturer.


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