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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Dabney H. Maury

(Ap'd at Large)


Dabney Herndon Maury: Born May 21, 1822, Fredericksburg, VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Mounted Rifles, July 1, 1846.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — and Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17,

(Bvt. First Lieut., Apr. 18, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1847)

1847, where he was severely wounded; at the Military Academy, 1847‑52, as Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Sep. 7, 1847, to

(Re-transferred to Mounted Rifles, Feb. 19, 1848,
as Second Lieut., to rank from July 1, 1847)

Jan. 28, 1850, — and as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Jan. 18, 1850, to Feb. 15, 1852; on frontier duty at Ft. Inge, Tex., 1852‑53, —

(First Lieut., Mounted Rifles, Jan. 27, 1853)

escorting the Commanding General of the Department of Texas, 1854, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1854‑55, — Scouting, 1855, — and Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1855; on Recruiting service, 1855‑58; as Adjutant, Mounted Rifles, Sep. 15, 1858, to Apr. 10, 1860; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1858‑59; and on frontier duty, conducting Recruits to New Mexico, 1859, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1859, — Quartermaster, Mounted

(Bvt. Captain, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Apr. 17, 1860)

 p285  Rifles, Apr. 10‑17, 1860, — and Asst. Adjutant-General of the Department of New Mexico, June 1, 1860, to May 24, 1861.

Dismissed, June 25, 1861,

it having been ascertained to the satisfaction of the War Department that he entertained and had expressed treasonable designs against the Government of the United States.

Civil History. — Author of "Skirmish Drill for Mounted Troops," 1859.

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

Civil History. — U. S. Minister to the United States of Colombia, Jan. 20, 1887, to June 22, 1889.​b

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

Civil History. — Residence, Richmond, Va.

[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Vol. IV
Died, Jan. 11, 1900, at Peoria, Ill.: Aged 78.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1900, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA.

Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: he would be promoted to general for his successes. The deficiency is made good to some extent at EncyclopediaVirginia.Org.

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b In the Civil History sections of the Register, Cullum usually includes books authored; Maury's Recollections of a Virginian in the Mexican, Indian, and Civil Wars, published in 1894, should have been noted in the 1900 Supplement. The memoir is online at Documenting the American South.

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