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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

[image ALT: A head-and‑shoulders photograph of a man in his thirties, of regular features, with a mustache and a close-trimmed beard; he wears a suit coat, a high-collared shirt and a loose cravat. He is Confederate officer Duff C. Green, the subject of this webpage.]

Vol. II

(Born D. C.)

Duff C. Green

(Ap'd at Large)


Born 1828.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1844, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1849.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Smith, Ark., 1849‑50; absent, 1850;

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, May 22, 1850)

on frontier duty at San Elizario, Tex., 1850, — Cantonment Dawson, Tex., 1850‑52, — escorting Boundary Commission, 1852‑53, — and Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1853; and absent sick, 1853‑56.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1856.

Civil History. — Cotton Factor, Mobile, Ala., 1856 and 1859‑61.

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

Died, Nov. 9, 1865, at Mobile, Ala.: Aged 37.

Thayer's Notes:

a The year of his birth, the public-domain photograph of him reproduced on this page, and the information about his Confederate career, are from Duff C. Green and Ronnie C. Tyler, "Exploring the Rio Grande: Lt. Duff C. Green's Report of 1852", in Arizona and the West, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Spring, 1968), pp43‑60. That journal article, in which was published Green's Boundary Commission report, remains under copyright, so I can't put it onsite; those with JSTOR privileges can read it online.

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b As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: he was Quartermaster-General of the State of Alabama; that's when the photograph was taken, now in the Alabama Department of Archives and History.

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