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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1850

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.

Frederick E. Prime: Engineer, especially of fortifications; fought for the Union in the War between the States.

Gouverneur K. Warren: His eye for topography saved the day for the Union at Gettysburg. Photograph.

Silas Crispin: Nearly forty years as an Ordnance officer, including Union service in the War between the States.

Cuvier Grover: Thirty-five years in the Army, served mostly on the western frontier; fought for the Union in the War between the States.

Powell T. Wyman: Fought in the Third Seminole War, and was killed fighting for the Union in the War between the States.

Joseph H. Wheelock: Served two tours of duty in the Third Seminole War; resigned within seven years of graduating; rejoined the Union Army briefly during the War between the States, but died very shortly afterwards. Photo of his tombstone.

Jacob Culbertson: Resigned after six years in the Artillery; a farmer in Kentucky and Mississippi, with an interruption during the War between the States, in which he fought for the Confederacy.

Oscar A. Mack: Western garrisons as an artilleryman until the War between the States, when he fought for the Union in the Infantry; after the war, various duties, including the inspection of national cemeteries.

Hugh E. Duncan: Died on the western frontier three years after graduating.

Achilles Bowen: Resigned on his graduation leave; a Tennessee farmer, although he served briefly in the Confederate Army.

William T. Magruder: Fought Indians on the western frontier; fought in the War between the States, the first year for the Union, the second for the Confederacy, and was killed at Gettysburg.

Adam J. Slemmer: Best-known today for refusing to surrender Ft. Pickens to the State of Florida at the onset of the War between the States.

Richard Arnold: Thirty-two years in the Artillery: construction projects in the Pacific Northwest, fought for the Union in the War between the States, commanded various posts after the war.

James P. Flewellen: Resigned after four years; may have fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; lived for forty-four years after the war, but in the shadows. [+ AOG]

Lucius M. Walker: Resigned within two years; a Confederate general who died during the War between the States, in a duel with a fellow commander.

John A. Mebane: Served in the Third Seminole War and taught at the Military Academy, but died four years after graduating.

Armistead L. Long: Artilleryman; in the War between the States, served briefly on the Union side but resigned to fight for his home state of Virginia. [+ AOG]

Robert Ransom: Cavalryman, served on the western frontier; fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States, and after the war was a railroad equipment salesman and a civil engineer.

Eugene A. Carr: Cavalryman; fought for the Union in the War between the States (Medal of Honor), but best remembered for his long career as an Indian fighter.

William P. Carlin: Infantryman; for most of his forty-some years in the Army, he served on the western frontier; fought for the Union in the War between the States.

Amos Beckwith: Artilleryman in his early career, but later served mostly in the Subsistence Department; fought for the Union in the War between the States.

Charles S. Winder: Artilleryman, fought Indians in the Pacific Northwest; resigned after ten years, to fight for the Confederacy in the War between the States, and killed in battle.

Francis H. Bates: Served on the Pacific coast and the western frontier; fought for the Union in the War between the States, but disability ended his career. [+ AOG]

Jonas P. Holliday: Cavalryman, served on the western frontier and very briefly in the Union Army during the War between the States; much of his life fighting illness, and he died fairly young.

Elisha G. Marshall: Infantryman, fought Indians on the western frontier, and for the Union in the War between the States.

N. Bartlett Pearce: Nearly eight years in the Army, on the western frontier. An Arkansas general in the War between the States; a businessman and educator.

William R. Calhoun: Resigned within a year; South Carolina planter, was a diplomat in Paris for three years; in the War between the States, fought for the Confederacy, but died during the war, in a duel.

Robert Johnston: Cavalryman, served in the Far West; fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States.

Thomas Bingham: Resigned within four years, may have served in the Confederate Army during the War between the States; a California surveyor.

Austin N. Colcord: Resigned after nearly five years, most of them on the western frontier; no information on his civilian life afterwards.

Robert MacFeely: Fought Indians on the western frontier, was a commissary in the Union Army during the War between the States, and ended his career with fifteen years as Commissary-General of the Army.

John W. Alley: Fought Indians on the western frontier, where he later served in the Union Army in the War between the States; but was dismissed during the war, and was a Colorado miner for a number of years.

William L. Cabell: Infantry and Quartermaster duty, then fought for the Confederacy; after the war, railroad executive and mayor of Dallas, and worked for the causes of Confederate veterans.

James H. Wilson: Resigned after a year; a Texas farmer, fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States.

Henry C. Bankhead: Fought Indians on the western frontier both before and after the War between the States, in which he fought for the Union; ended his career under a cloud, with a trial, an arrest, and two suspensions but was allowed to resign.

Alden Sargent: Resigned six years after graduating; about his civilian career the Register is silent, although he seems not to have been involved in the War between the States.

Robert G. Cole: Most of his Army career was spent in Texas garrisons; after fighting for the Confederacy in the War between the States, a Georgia planter.

John J. A. A. Mouton: Resigned immediately, and returned to his native Louisiana, where he fell in the War between the States, defending it against the Union.

Joseph T. Haile: Served about a year and a half on the western frontier, and died on sick leave three years after graduating.

James L. Corley: Served in mostly Far Western garrisons, but resigned to fight for the Confederacy in the War between the States; after the war, an insurance agent.

Zetus S. Searle: Resigned immediately; an engineer and educator.

J. Edward Maxwell: Served on the western frontier, where he was killed by Indians, four years after graduating.

Frederick M. Follett: Served in the Third Seminole War and on the western frontier, and fought for the Union in the War between the States; shortly afterwards, his career and life end under a cloud, not elaborated on in the Register.

Donald C. Stith: Served on the western frontier, and fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; after the war, insurance, railroads, and a teacher.


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