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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1865

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.

Charles W. Raymond: Nearly forty years as an Army engineer, mostly in river and harbor improvements in the Northeast; taught eight years at the Military Academy and superintended much new construction there.

Lewis C. Overman: Over twenty-five years as an Army engineer in river and harbor improvements, but resigned under a cloud and died not many years later. [+ AOG]

A. Macomb Miller: Nearly forty years as an Army engineer, mostly in river and harbor improvements.

Micah R. Brown: Engineer; died fairly young but had a rather more varied career than the norm. [+ AOG]

Milton B. Adams: Nearly forty-five years as an Army engineer, in river and harbor improvement and lighthouses.

William R. Livermore: Engineer, mostly of river and harbor improvements; author of historical works.

David W. Payne: Engineer, resigned four years after graduating; as a civilian, worked in the foundry business.

William H. Heuer: Engineer; his Army career of over forty years was spent mostly in river and harbor improvements.

William S. Stanton: Forty years as an Army engineer, mostly in river and harbor improvements; fought Indians on the western frontier; taught at the Military Academy and in charge of construction of Cadet Barracks there.

William H. Chase: Engineer, died six years after graduating.

Thomas H. Handbury: Engineer, whose active forty-year career was exercised mostly in river and harbor improvements, especially of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and the Pacific Northwest.

Reuben W. Petrikin: Engineer, fought Indians on the western frontier; resigned within four years of graduating, and was a railroad engineer in Mexico, where he was killed by Indians. [+ AOG]

James C. Post: Engineer; also taught at the Military Academy and was Military Attaché in London.

John K. Hezlep: Engineer, died two years after graduating.

A. Nisbet Lee: Engineer, mostly of river improvements.

James F. Gregory: Thirty-some years as an Army engineer, until his death; in a variety of capacities.

Alfred E. Bates: Cavalryman, fought Indians on the western frontier; the second half of his career was as a paymaster: he rose to be Paymaster-General.

Henry B. Ledyard: Resigned after five years; was one of the country's most powerful railroad executives.

Thomas M. Tolman: An eighteen-year career first in the Cavalry, then the Infantry, almost all of it on the western frontier, where he died. [+ AOG]

John P. Story: Forty-some years in the Army, ending his career as its Chief of Artillery.

Ormsby M. Mitchel: Miscellaneous Army duties followed by a brief civilian career as a lawyer, cut short by an early death.

David R. Porter: Cavalryman, died in Texas a year after graduating.

J. Harrison Hall: Cavalryman, resigned within five years of graduating; went into manufacturing and insurance.

Appleton D. Palmer: Infantryman, served on the western frontier, including as an Indian agent; resigned eight years after graduating and was a lawyer in New York City.

James L. Sherman: Artilleryman, his whole career posted to Southern and Eastern garrisons; died fairly young.

William A. Rafferty: Cavalryman, fought Indians on the western frontier, fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War, served in the Philippines during the insurgency.

Cyrus M. Allen: Cavalryman; posted to various western garrisons, resigned three years after graduating, and vanished into civilian life.

Albert G. Forse: Cavalryman, fought Indians on the western frontier, and fought in the Spanish-American War, where he was killed in the assault on San Juan Hill.

William H. McLaughlin: Infantryman, served on the western frontier and fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War.

Clinton J. Powers: Cavalryman, fought Indians on the western frontier; died seven years after graduating. [+ AOG]

Seneca H. Norton: Cavalryman, served on the western frontier, but resigned, under a cloud, eight years after graduating; as a civilian, a varied career mostly in metals and mining.

Charles M. Reid: Infantryman, died of illness a few months after graduating.

Edward H. Totten: Infantryman, served in the East and the South; killed in an accident while on his way back from a meeting of the Association of Graduates at West Point. [+ AOG]

George H. Burton: Infantryman, forty years in the Army; fought Indians on the western frontier, then twenty years as an inspector, including in Cuba.

George T. Olmsted: Infantryman, dismissed after nine years; reinstated, and dismissed a second time after eight.

Edwin Mauck: Cavalryman, served in western garrisons but left the Army within six years of graduating; died fairly young.

Frederick W. Bailey: Infantryman, dismissed eight years after graduating, reappointed, and resigned; died in Beirut a few years later.

Thomas L. Brent: On frontier duty in the West almost all ten years of his Army career; retired for disability contracted in the line of duty, and died four years later.

Charles H. Breckinridge: Infantryman, died two years after graduating, in command of Fort Morgan.

James M. Marshall: For the last thirty-three of his forty-three years in the Army, a quartermaster.

William S. Starring: Died after twenty-four years in the Army, half of it spent on the western frontier.

William Krause: Twenty-five years in the Infantry, almost all of it on the western frontier. As a Cadet during the War between the States, had spent one of his summer leaves fighting for the Union.

Charles P. Smith: Resigned five years after graduating; in civilian life, an engineer, surveyor, and real estate businessman.

Jared L. Rathbone: Resigned seven years after graduating; for six of those years, he was an aide-de‑camp to Gen. Schofield. Farmer in California, consul general in France, and served in the Spanish-American War.

Thomas J. Lloyd: Thirty years in the Infantry, twenty of them in Western garrisons.

Francis H. Ross: Resigned five years after graduating; in civilian life, a financial officer. [+ AOG]

Edward Hunter: Fought Indians in the Pacific Northwest; served in Puerto Rico in the Spanish-American War; judge advocate.

William A. Garland: Died a few months after graduating.

Alexander W. Hoffman: Resigned nine years after graduating, and worked the rest of his life in the Department of Public Works in Buffalo.

Edgar C. Bowen: Infantryman, fought Indians on the western frontier; then taught military science for nearly a quarter of a century.

Charles Keller: Infantryman, served in Southern garrisons for twelve years and on the western frontier for twenty; fought in the Philippines in the Spanish-American War.

Benjamin D. Critchlow: Resigned four years after graduating, and was a railroad builder.

Malcolm McArthur: Infantryman, nearly twenty years on the western frontier; retired for disability and died about a year later.

John E. Hosmer: Infantryman, died five years after graduating.

Samuel M. Mills: Infantryman, later Artillery; stationed at the Military Academy twelve years in two tours of duty: in the first he taught, the second he was Commandant of Cadets.

William D. O'Toole: Resigned five years after graduating; the remaining twenty-five years of his life are unknown to the Register.

Charles E. Moore: Dismissed seven years after graduating; his civilian career is unknown.

Joseph K. Hyer: Infantryman, served on the western frontier and in southern garrisons; retired for disability and died soon after, still young. [+ AOG]

George G. Greenough: Fought Indians in the Far West, served on Cuban relief expedition just after the Spanish-American War, and served in the Philippines during the insurgency. As a Cadet during the War between the States, had spent one of his summer leaves fighting for the Union.

James D. Graham: Served in Western garrisons; died three years after graduating.

Warren C. Beach: Twenty years in the Infantry, a little more than half of it on frontier duty in the West.

Charles Morris: Forty-three years in the Army, almost all of it in the Artillery, at the end of his career commanding various Districts.

Satterlee C. Plummer: Infantryman with a checkered career ending in dismissal.

Archibald H. Goodloe: Infantryman; his eighteen years in the Army spent almost entirely on the western frontier, including fighting Indians.

Cass Durham: Infantryman, served in various garrisons, mostly in the South.

Robert B. Wade: Left the Army five years after graduating; in civilian life, a financial agent, but died fairly young. [+ AOG]

P. Elmendorf Sloan: Resigned within three years of graduating.

Charles A. Dempsey: Thirty-six years in the infantry, mostly on the western frontier, including fighting Indians; served in Cuba in the Spanish-American War, and in the Philippines during the insurgency.


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