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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1868

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.

Albert H. Payson: Nineteen years as an Army engineer, five of them teaching at the Military Academy; in civilian life, a railroad and bank executive.

John G. D. Knight: Forty-two years as an Army Engineer, about a quarter of his career spent on New York Harbor; taught seven years at the Military Academy.

Richard L. Hoxie: Forty years as an Army Engineer, about a quarter of his career spent on Washington Aqueduct and the District of Columbia, and most of the rest on river and harbor improvements in the Northeast.

Edgar W. Bass: Engineer; chaired the Mathematics Department at the Military Academy for twenty years. Before becoming a Cadet, was an enlisted man and fought the Sioux on the western frontier.

James B. Mackall: Engineer, died within three years of graduating.

Richard H. Savage: Resigned two years after graduating Engineer, attorney, and author of 29 works of fiction and poetry; rejoined the Army to fight in Cuba in the Spanish-American War.

William L. Marshall: Engineer, in particular of dams, canals, and bridges; ended his 42‑year Army career as Chief of Engineers.

Joseph H. Willard: Forty years as an Army engineer, primarily of river improvements.

Henry Metcalfe: Twenty-five years as an ordnance officer, inventor, and inspector.

Frank Heath: Almost all his forty years in the Army were as an ordnance officer; he commanded the Sandy Hook Proving Ground for a decade.

William J. Hamilton: Artilleryman, died within four years of graduating. [+ AOG]

Robert Fletcher: Resigned two years after graduating; for many years, headed the Thayer School of Engineering.

John J. Casey: Should not have graduated; at any rate, he died within the year.

Clarence O. Howard: Fourteen years in the Artillery; resigned and was a dry goods merchant in Buffalo.

David D. Johnson: Artilleryman, taught several years at the Military Academy and other universities; on retirement continued teaching military science for over a decade in St. Louis.

James C. Morrison: Artilleryman, died within three years of graduating.

Charles R. Barnett: Started his Army career as an artilleryman, but most of his thirty-four years were as a depot quartermaster.

Eugene O. Fechét: Before becoming a Cadet, fought for the Union in the War between the States as an enlisted man. Resigned seven years after graduating, to serve in the Egyptian Army; was a miner in Venezuela and United States consul for several years in Mexico, then rejoined the Army, in the Signal Corps, with two tours of duty in the Philippines during the insurgency.

William Everett: Artilleryman, served most of his thirty years in Eastern garrisons, but also fought Indians in the Pacific Northwest.

Paul Dahlgren: Resigned two years after graduating, and died six years later, while serving as consul general in Rome.

Charles W. Whipple: Ordnance officer, involved in the planning of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition and the 1892 Columbian Exhibition; served in the Philippines in the Spanish-American War.

George W. Deshler: Artilleryman, died eight years after graduating. [+ AOG]

David S. Denison: Resigned nine years after graduating; almost half his Army career was spent teaching Spanish at the Military Academy.

Alexander L. Morton: Seventeen years in the Army, five of them teaching at the Military Academy; in civilian life, a lawyer.

Christopher T. Hall: Twelve years in the Cavalry on the western frontier; died a few years after resigning.

William P. Clark: Cavalryman, died sixteen years after graduating, his entire career having been spent on the western frontier; author of a work on Indian sign language.

Samuel M. Swigert: Nearly twenty years on the western frontier, including several Indian campaigns; seven years as a professor of military science; served in the Philippines during the insurgency.

William P. Hall: Cavalryman: fought Indians on the western frontier (Medal of Honor), served in Puerto Rico just after the Spanish-American War, and in the Philippines during the insurgency; ended his career as Adjutant General of the Army.

Joshua L. Fowler: Cavalryman, served his entire thirty-year career on the western frontier, except for two months in Cuba, where malaria claimed him.

John Pope, Jr: Nearly thirty years in the Artillery, at coastal forts thruout the United States.

William J. Volkmar: Thirty years in the Cavalry, much of it on the western frontier. Before becoming a Cadet, served briefly in the Union Army in the War between the States.

James H. Jones: Resigned six years after graduating. Devoted his retirement largely to travel. [+ AOG]

Richard E. Thompson: Forty-four years in the Infantry and the Signal Corps, much of it in the Pacific Northwest; fought in the Philippines in the Spanish-American War.

John B. Rodman: Thirty years as an infantryman on the western frontier; at the end of his career, served in Cuba then in the Philippines during the insurgency.

Patrick T. Brodrick: Infantryman, served his entire eighteen-year career on the western frontier.

William C. Forbush: Thirty years as a cavalryman on the western frontier; at the end of his career, fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War then in the Philippines during the insurgency.

John D. C. Hoskins: Forty years in the Artillery, serving mostly in Eastern coastal forts.

Frank L. Shoemaker: Cavalryman: resigned after fifteen years on the western frontier; after fifteen more years, he died in England.

James W. Pope: Fought Indians on the western frontier, commanded the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, was Chief Quartermaster of the Philippine expedition in the Spanish-American War.

Chancellor Martin: Left the Army two years after graduating; served in the Egyptian Army, was a medical doctor and worked for the Customs Service at the Port of New York.

William T. Ditch: Left the Army two years after graduating; was a farmer in Illinois but died fairly young.

George W. Pyle: Cavalryman, died on the western frontier six months after graduating.

James E. Batchelder: Three years after graduating, he deserted, was convicted in a court-martial and allowed to resign. Died fairly young.

Frank W. Russell: Resigned four years after graduating; a New Hampshire merchant active in the National Guard.

George M. Harris: Infantryman, died five years after graduating, of wounds received in combat on the Modoc Expedition.

Thomas J. March: Resigned within four years of graduating; a manufacturer of furnaces, stoves, and ranges.

Harrison S. Weeks: Twenty-one years in the Cavalry: a career spent entirely on the western frontier.

Loyall Farragut: Resigned within four years of graduating; worked for a railroad company, and wrote a biography of his father Admiral Farragut, on whose flagship he had served in the War between the States before becoming a Cadet.

Thomas M. Willey: Infantryman; resigned after seven years on the western frontier, and held various desk jobs in his native state and in New York City.

Charles F. Roe: Cavalryman; left the army two years after graduating but rejoined and served nearly twenty years on the western frontier, where he fought Indians. After his resignation, was active in the New York National Guard.

Delancey A. Kane: Resigned a year and a half after graduating.

Sumner H. Bodfish: Left the army within three years of graduating; a government civil engineer.

Patrick Fitzpatrick: Infantryman; his retirement from the Army four years after graduating was due to the loss of an arm that occurred while he was a Cadet. [+ AOG]

William H. Coombs: Resigned within the year; his obituary by a classmate describes a man of talent, quirky charm and lordly means. [+ AOG]


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