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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II

(Born Mas.)

Claudius W. Sears

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Claudius Wistar Sears: Born Nov. 8, 1817, Peru, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1841.

 p95  Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1841; and in the Florida War, 1841‑42.

Resigned, Oct. 10, 1842.

Civil History. — Teacher of Mathematics, St. Thomas's Hall, Mis., 1844‑45. Professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering, University of Louisiana, 1847‑61.

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

Civil History. — Professor of Mathematics, University of Mississippi, since 1865; and of Civil Engineering, 1872‑74. Residence, Oxford, Mis.

Died, Feb. 15, 1891, at Oxford, Miss.: Aged 73.

Buried, Oxford Memorial Cemetery, Oxford, MS.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1891, for an obituary notice.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record; he rose to brigadier-general towards the end of the war, and lost a leg in battle. The details are supplied in Golden West and by the entry in Confederate Military History, reproduced at Civil War Reference.Com and elsewhere.

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