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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Thomas Bingham

(Ap'd Pa.)


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 Dragoons, July 1, 1850.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1850; and on frontier duty at Doña Ana, N. M., 1852‑53, — Cebolleta, N. M.,

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Nov. 10, 1851)

Scouting, 1853, — and Ft. Graham, Tex., 1853‑54.

Resigned, Mar. 21, 1854.

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Died, 1872, in Texas: Aged 44.​b

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]º

Civil History. — Engineer and Land Surveyor; U. S. Deputy Land Surveyor; County Land Surveyor, and Notary Public. — Residence, Cambria P. O., San Louis Co.,º Cal.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Nov. 10, 1851.

Resigned, March 21, 1854.

Died, Oct. 13, 1913, at San Luis Obispo, Cal.: Aged 85.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1914.​c

Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. It must have been very low-key: I've been unable to find anything.

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b So Vol. II of the Register. In the Supplements, Vol. IV has no notice on him but there is no  by his name to indicate that he had died; and the later volumes are as transcribed above.

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c I've been unable to find his obituary in the AOG Reports for 1914, 1915, or 1916.

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