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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

Jacob Culbertson

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1850.

 p413  Served: in garrison at Key West, Fla., 1850, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y.,

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Dec. 11, 1850)

1850‑51, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1851‑52, — and Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1852‑53, 1853‑56; and at West Point, N. Y., being assigned as Assistant

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Feb. 14, 1856)

Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy in the Military Academy, June 2 to Aug. 28, 1856, but performed no duty.

Resigned, Jan. 10, 1857.

Civil History. — Farmer and School Teacher near Alexandria, Ky., 1857‑61.

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

Civil History. — Farmer and School Teacher near Jackson, Mis., 1866‑84.

Died, Nov. 14, 1884, near Jackson, Mis.: Aged 56.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he was ranked a Captain; in 1861 he commanded a battery of Mississippi Artillery, Loring's Division, in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. In 1862 he was Chief of Artillery, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, in the same Department.

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