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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1860

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.

Walter McFarland: Engineer, fought for the Union in the War between the States; twenty-eight years in the Army, mostly in river and harbor improvements.

John A. Tardy: Engineer, fought for the Union in the War between the States; died shortly after the war, seven years after graduating.

Horace Porter: Ordnance officer; fought for the Union in the War between the States (Medal of Honor); private secretary to General Grant during the war, then to President Grant; ambassador to France; found and repatriated the body of John Paul Jones to the United States; banking, insurance and railway executive.

Nicolas Bowen: Engineer; fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, worked on river and harbor improvements in the Northeast, but died young.

Theodore Edson: Died after ten years in the Ordnance that included fighting for the Union in the War between the States.

James H. Wilson: Engineer, fought for the Union in many theaters of the War between the States; resigned from the Army a few years after the war and was a railroad executive and the author of many books, also a troubleshooter or special envoy for the Federal government in varied fields; thirty years later, again served in the Army, fighting in the Spanish-American War and the Boxer Rebellion.

Benjamin Sloan: Resigned almost immediately and fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; after the war, a college professor and president.

James M. Whittemore: Ordnance officer, fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, commanded various important arsenals.

Alanson M. Randol: Artilleryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, troubleshooting in various parts of the country.

Cornelius Hook: Artilleryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States, died of yellow fever within four years of graduating.

William W. McCreery: Artilleryman from Virginia, served the Union briefly during the War between the States, then fought for the Confederacy; killed at Gettysburg.

John M. Wilson: Engineer; fought for the Union in the War between the States (Medal of Honor); worked on river and harbor improvements in the Pacific Northwest, and on government buildings and monuments in and near Washington, D. C.; Superintendent of Military Academy; Chief of Engineers.

Josiah H. Kellogg: Cavalryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States, but was retired toward the end of the war, for disability; after the war, taught military science.

Stephen D. Ramseur: One of the youngest of all Confederate generals, killed in the War between the States.

Edward R. Hopkins: Fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, an engineer and educator.

Daniel D. Lynn: Infantryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; resigned five years after the war.

Sam A. Foster: Infantryman; in the War between the States he fought for the Union, also fought Indians on the western frontier; after the war, he served in the commissariat but died fairly young.

Alexander C. M. Pennington: Forty years in the Artillery, fought for the Union in the War between the States, in many of the battles of the Pennsylvania and Virginia campaigns.

John M. Kerr: Served briefly in the Confederate Army during the War between the States, but died after a few months, within two years of graduating.

Albert M. Powell: Infantryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; died on the western frontier not long after the war, eight years after graduating.

Alfred T. Smith: Forty years in the Infantry; fought for the Union in the War between the States, served in the west, and briefly in the Spanish-American War.

Wesley Merritt: Forty years in the Army, during which he fought for the Union in the War between the States; served on the western frontier; was Superintendent of the Military Academy; and commanded the Philippine Expedition in the Spanish-American War.

James P. Martin: Fought for the Union in the War between the States; after the war, thirty years in the Adjutant-General's department, mostly in the Midwest.

John R. B. Burtwell: Fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; after the war, a planter and civil engineer, but died fairly young.

William G. Jones: Infantryman, killed at Chickamauga three years after graduating, fighting for the Union in the War between the States.

Martin V. B. Lewis: Served in the Union Army during the War between the States; died two years after graduating.

Salem S. Marsh: Infantryman, killed fighting for the Union at Chancellorsville.

Wade H. Gibbes: Trained as a Cavalry officer, but resigned and fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; he may have been the first man to fire on Fort Sumter. [+ AOG]

Charles S. Bowman: Cavalryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States in the Tennessee Campaign; died seven years after graduating.

Samuel T. Cushing: Infantryman, but serving in the Union Army in the War between the States was one of the first officers of what would become the Signal Corps; after the war, thirty-plus years as a commissary officer.

Frank Huger: Fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; after the war, a railroad executive for a few years at least, although the Register soon loses track of him.

Robert H. Hall: Forty years in the Army, during which he fought for the Union in the War between the States, then served as an infantry commander, inspector-general and adjutant-general, mostly on the western frontier; fought in the Spanish-American War in the Philippines.

John Newman Andrews: Fought for the Union in the War between the States; afterwards, thirty years of various mostly western garrisons.

Edward B. D. Riley: Fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; after the war, a railroad freight agent.

William H. Jordan: Infantryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States; then served mostly in the Midwest and in California.

John J. Sweet: Cavalryman, killed in the War between the States, fighting for the Union two years after graduating.

Lyman Mishler: Killed two years after graduating, fighting for the Union in New Mexico.

George S. Hollister: Fought for the Union in the War between the States; left the Army nine years after graduating, after which the Register has no information.

George W. Vanderbilt: Served in the Union Army during the War between the States; died in France during the war, three years after graduating.

James M. Warner: Infantryman, fought for the Union in the War between the States, resigning at the end of the war; paper manufacturer, insurance executive, and Postmaster of Albany, NY.

Harold Borland: Infantryman, fought for the Confederacy in the War between the States; after the war, a Federal tax collector.


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