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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born N. J.)

William T. Martin

(Ap'd N. J.)


William Thomas Martin: Born June 18, 1815, Mount Holly, NJ.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1832, to July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1837.

Served in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837‑38.

Resigned, June 15, 1838.

Civil History. — Farmer, 1842‑44. Professor of Mathematics and French, Western Military Institute, at Georgetown, Ky., 1847‑48. Major, Kentucky Militia, 1847‑48. Professor of French and Drawing, Kentucky Military Institute, near Frankfort, Ky., 1851‑52. Draughtsman, U. S. Coast Survey Office, Washington, D. C., 1853‑61, — and at U. S. Engineer Office, at Portsmouth, N. H., 1862 to 18–––.b

Died about Feb. 1, 1903, at Baltimore, Md.c

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1909.º

Thayer's Notes:

a Lt. Martin's middle name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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b Lt. Martin's AOG obituary is firm in stating that he did not work for the federal government during the War between the States, and that his time at Portsmouth was after the war; Gen. Benham's career summary in the Register, however, puts this general in Portsmouth only for a few months in 1862‑1863.

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c The date and place of Lt. Martin's death are from his AOG obituary, not being given in the Register — neither in the initial entry, above, (Vol. II, 1890), nor in the 1900 Supplement (Vol. IV), where only his name is listed, with no further information, but not marked . The 1910 Supplement (Vol. V) records him as having died, but again, with no information.

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