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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1872

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.

Rogers Birnie: Forty-two years in the Ordnance: a technical expert, especially in steel guns.

Overton Carr: Resigned immediately; a railroad engineer. Died nine years after graduating.

Stanhope E. Blunt: Forty years in the Army, almost all of it in Ordnance; an expert in rifles and small arms; commander of large arsenals.

Marcus W. Lyon: Twenty-two years in Ordnance; in civilian life, a banking and insurance executive.

Frank Baker: Forty-one years in Ordnance.

Frank O. Briggs: Resigned after five years; manufacturer, a banker, and eventually a United States senator.

Emerson Griffith: Infantryman: served nineteen years on the western frontier and retired for disability.

William Abbot: Resigned four years after graduating; a small-town banker.

George D. Wallace: Cavalryman, served eighteen years on the western frontier; killed at Wounded Knee.

Harry DeW. Moore: Infantryman, served in the Pacific Northwest; died six years after graduating.

Henry R. Lemly: Thirty years in the Army: as a cavalryman, he fought Indians on the western frontier; also commandant of cadets at the Military School of Colombia. In civilian life, an arms merchant or intermediary.

Charles D. Parkhurst: As a cavalryman he fought Indians on the western frontier; as an artilleryman he was an instructor, fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War, and commanded coastal forts.

Benjamin H. Gilman: Infantryman, served on the western frontier and fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War.

Abram E. Wood: Cavalryman, fought Indians on the western frontier; before becoming a Cadet, had fought for the Union in the War between the States.

John T. Van Orsdale: Infantryman, twenty years on the western frontier including fighting Indians; fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War, and fought insurgents in the Philippines; served in Cuba again; called out of retirement to command German prisoner barracks in World War I.

George Ruhlen: Infantryman; served on the western frontier, but twenty years of his career was as a quartermaster: in which capacity he was in charge of construction at several large forts.

Charles A. Varnum: Cavalryman: thirty-five years in the Army, much of it fighting Indians in the West (Medal of Honor); served in Cuba, and in the Philippines during the insurgency.

Frank West: Cavalryman; fought Cheyennes, Kiowas, and Apaches (Medal of Honor) on the western frontier; fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War, and fought Moros in the Philippine insurgency.

Henry M. Harrington: Cavalryman, killed at Little Big Horn four years after graduating.

Richard T. Yeatman: Thirty-seven years in the Infantry, mostly on the western frontier; fought insurgents in the Philippines and served in Cuba during the occupation.

Jacob R. Riblett: Resigned within a year of graduating; a small-town printer and newspaper publisher. [+ AOG]

George E. Pond: Cavalryman, served on the western frontier, then as a constructing quartermaster and eventually as a Chief Quartermaster of various departments. [+ AOG]

Mitchell F. Jamar: Twenty-four years in the Infantry, on the western frontier and in the South, but dismissed; as a civilian, worked mostly for railroads.

Addis M. Henry: Resigned after ten years as a second lieutenant in the Infantry on the western frontier; a miner and banker.

George B. Walker: Thirty years in the Infantry, almost all on the western frontier; but fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War, and served in the Philippines during the insurgency.

Thomas C. Woodbury: Nearly forty years in the Infantry, mostly on the western frontier; fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War, and against insurgents in the Philippines.

Charles A. P. Hatfield: Forty-two years in the Cavalry: fought Indians on the western frontier, served in Cuba just after the Spanish-American War, and six years in the Philippines during the insurgency.

James Allen: After a start in the Cavalry on the western frontier, a signal officer; fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War, served in the Philippines during the insurgency, and ended his career as Chief Signal Officer of the Army.

Charles A. Booth: Forty years in the Infantry, almost all of them in the Upper Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. Fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War, and served two tours of duty in the Philippines.

John W. Wilkinson: Twenty years in the Cavalry, almost all of it on the western frontier; fought Indians.

Ralph W. Hoyt: Forty-one years in the Infantry: fought Indians on the western frontier, Spaniards in Cuba, and insurgents in the Philippines.

Charles H. Watts: Thirty-nine years in the Cavalry, all on the western frontier except for a few months in Puerto Rico just after the Spanish-American War, and two tours of duty in the Philippines during the insurgency.

Leven C. Allen: Forty years in the Infantry, almost all on the western frontier; fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War and served one year in the Philippines.

Austin Henely: Served in Kansas, Colorado, Indian territory, and Arizona, where he drowned in a flood six years after graduating.

William C. McFarland: Twenty-seven years in the Infantry, mostly on the western frontier; fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War. [+ AOG]

William F. Norris: Infantryman, resigned after nine years on the western frontier; a Department of Justice attorney.

George T. T. Patterson: Twenty years in the Infantry, almost all on the western frontier. Before becoming a cadet, fought for the Union as an enlisted man in the War between the States. [+ AOG]

William B. Wetmore: Resigned four years after graduating; traveled.

Charles A. Worden: Infantryman: served on the western frontier, taught at the Military Academy, and fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War; died of illness immediately afterward.

William H. Miller: Eighteen years in the Cavalry on the western frontier, where he fought Indians; followed by nineteen years as a quartermaster: fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War, and served in the Philippines during the insurgency.

Thomas B. Nichols: Resigned four years after graduating; taught at the National Military School of Colombia, where he published a 3‑volume instructional work on artillery.

John T. Dougherty: Infantryman, stationed for all eighteen years of his Army career, except for two months, on the western frontier; retired for disability.

Alfred H. Rogers: Served three years on the western frontier; retired for disability, and died six years after graduating.

Thaddeus W. Jones: Forty years in the Cavalry, most of it on the western frontier; fought Indians in the West and Spaniards in Cuba, and served briefly in the Philippines during the insurgency.

Alexander Ogle: Nineteen years in the infantry, almost all of it on the western frontier.

Robert Hanna: Cavalryman, nineteen years on the western frontier; fought Indians. As a civilian, worked on torpedoes.

Joseph Hall: Served in the Infantry on the western frontier, but resigned seven years after graduating; as a civilian, a pension examiner.

George LeRoy Brown: Infantryman, served on the western frontier, in Cuba just after the Spanish-American War, and in the Philippines during the insurgency, with quasi-civilian functions in both places; taught military science at several universities.

George H. Evans: Twenty-six years in the Cavalry, all of it on the western frontier.

Herbert E. Tutherly: Thirty-two years in the Cavalry: stationed on the western frontier and on the Pacific coast, fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War, served in the Philippines during the insurgent, and taught and wrote on military science.

William H. Low: Infantryman, served his whole career on the western frontier, sometimes fighting Indians; where he died fairly young.

Henry Wygant: Thirty-three years in the Infantry, most of it on the western frontier; fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War and served in the Philippines during the insurgency.

William H. W. James: Thirty-one years in the Infantry, of which twenty-seven on the western frontier; fought in Cuba in the Spanish-American War and served in the Philippines during the insurgency.

Henry H. Landon: Resigned eight years after graduating; in civilian life, a real estate and banking investor. Served as a volunteer in Cuba in the Spanish-American War. [+ AOG]

Thomas C. Davenport: Fifteen years in the Army, all but one on the western frontier; died fairly young.

Frank P. Reap: Resigned two years after graduating; worked in the family bank. [+ AOG]

Millard F. Goodwin: Cavalryman, served his entire eleven-year Army career on the western frontier; civilian career unknown.


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