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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1845

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 H. C. Whiting: Engineer, mostly of river improvements in the Southeast; fighting for the Confederacy in the War between the States, he was captured while defending a fort he had built, and died a prisoner of war.

Edward B. Hunt: Engineer, mostly of harbor and coastal improvements; killed in an accident in an R & D project.

Louis Hébert: Resigned within a year; in the War between the States, fought for the Confederacy. [+ AOG]

William F. Smith: Topographical Engineer, taught at the Military Academy, surveyed in Texas and Florida, and fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, a business executive and New York City police commissioner.

Thomas J. Wood: Fought in the Mexican War and for the Union in the War between the States, in the Kentucky and Tennessee campaigns.

Thomas G. Rhett: Fought in the Mexican War and served on the western frontier; fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States.

Charles P. Stone: Ordnance officer, fought in the Mexican War and for the Union in the War between the States, during which he was wrongly accused of treason and imprisoned; cleared although without apology from the federal government, he made himself an illustrious career as a high-ranking Egyptian military officer, and at the end of his life was the chief engineer of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

Fitz-John Porter: He served honorably in the Mexican War and in the War between the States, rising to the rank of Major-General, but is mostly remembered as the fall guy for Pope's defeat at the Second Battle of Bull Run, being cashiered after a famous court-martial; but he lived to see the verdict overturned 18 years later. Photograph. [+ AOG]

Josiah H. Carlisle: Artilleryman, fought in the Mexican War and for the Union in the War between the States; retired because of his health and died soon after.

George Edwards: Six years in the Army, during which he fought in the Mexican War; a railroad engineer and businessman.

Henry Coppée: After a few years' military service, made his career as a professor; founding President of Lehigh University. [+ AOG]

Francis Collins: Five years in the Army, during which he fought in the Mexican War and served in the Second Seminole War; a civilian lawyer in Ohio.

Joseph F. Farry: Artilleryman, killed in the Mexican War two years after graduating.

Louis D. Welch: Fought in the Mexican War; died of illness two years after graduating.

George P. Andrews: Forty years in the Army; fought in the Mexican War, fought Indians on the western frontier, and served the Union, mostly in California, during the War between the States.

Thomas B. J. Weld: Artilleryman, fought in the Mexican War and died Stateside five years after graduating.

John P. Hatch: Fought in the Mexican War, then against Indians on the western frontier, and for the Union in the War between the States (Medal of Honor).

John A. Richey: Killed in the Mexican War a year and a half after graduating.

Henry Merrill: Killed in an accident three months after graduating.

Patrick A. Farrelly: Fought in the Mexican War; killed in an accident six years after graduating.

Abram B. Lincoln: Fought in the Mexican War; died seven years after graduating.

Bezaleel W. Armstrong: Served in the Mexican War; died within four years of graduating.

William T. Allen: Died in Texas six months after graduating.

James G. S. Snelling: Fought in the Mexican War and served several years in Texas; died fairly young.

Edmund K. Smith: Fought in the Mexican War, taught three years at the Academy; fought Indians as a scout in Texas; after his career as a Confederate general, a university mathematics professor. [Note: he is usually referred to as E. Kirby Smith.]

Thomas J. Montgomery: Fought in the Mexican War; died nine years after graduating.

John W. Davidson: Cavalryman, fought in the Mexican War; against Indians on the western frontier; and for the Union in the War between the States.

James N. Ward: Fought in the Mexican War and served on the western frontier, mostly in New Mexico; died of illness fairly young.

James M. Hawes: Cavalryman, fought in the Mexican War and for the Confederacy in the War between the States.

Newton C. Givens: Fought in the Mexican War and served on the western frontier, mostly in Texas, where he died fairly young.

Richard C. W. Radford: Served in the Mexican War and fought Indians in Oregon; fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States.

Delos B. Sacket: Fought in the Mexican War and for the Union in the War between the States; an Inspector-General for over twenty years.

Barnard E. Bee: Infantryman, fought in the Mexican War; killed at Bull Run fighting for the Confederacy.

William Rhea: Served in the Mexican War and died there a year and a half after graduating.

Gordon Granger: Cavalryman; fought in the Mexican War and against Indians on the western frontier; but his big moment came in the War between the States, when he saved the Battle of Chickamauga for the Union.

Henry B. Clitz: Infantryman, fought in the Mexican War and for the Union in the War between the States; taught at the Military Academy seven years, and in a later tour of duty was Commandant of Cadets.

William H. Wood: Infantryman, fought in the Mexican War and for the Union in the War between the States.

David A. Russell: Infantryman, fought in the Mexican War, against Indians in the Pacific Northwest, and for the Union in the War between the States, in which he was killed.

Joseph McElvain: Cavalryman, died on the western frontier two years after graduating.

Thomas G. Pitcher: Infantryman, fought in the Mexican War and for the Union in the War between the States; Superintendent of the Military Academy, Governor of the Soldiers' Home.

William L. Crittenden: Infantryman, fought in the Mexican War, and resigned within four years of graduating; killed in Lopez' expedition to Cuba two years later.


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