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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1840

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Thomas Jordan

(Ap'd Va.)


Born Sep. 30, 1819, Luray, VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1840.

Second Lieut., 3rd Infantry, Dec. 1, 1840.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1840‑41; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1841‑42, being engaged in the Surprise and Capture of their Chief, Tiger Tail, near Cedar Keys, Nov., 1842; in  p59 garrison at Ft. Stansbury, Fla., 1843, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1843‑44; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins), La., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846,

(First Lieut., 3rd Infantry, June 18, 1846, to Mar. 5, 1851)

being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — and Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; on

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Mar. 3, 1847)

Quartermaster duty in the War with Mexico, at Vera Cruz, 1847‑48, — in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1848‑50, — Ft. Miller, Cal., 1850‑56, — and at Ft. Dalles, Or., 1856‑60; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Resigned, May 21, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Editor of the Financial and Mining Record of New York City.

Died, Nov. 27, 1895, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 76.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1896, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record; but the Report of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Reunion of the Association of Graduates, referenced in the Supplement a bit further on, makes up the deficiency with a very thorough account of his career, which is well worth reading.

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