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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II

(Born S. C.)

James L. Corley

(Ap'd S. C.)


James Lawrence Corley: Born Oct. 5, 1829.

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 Infantry, July 1, 1850.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., 1850‑51, — escorting

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, May 6, 1851)

Governor Ramsay, of Minnesota Territory, 1851, — Ft. Dodge, Io., 1851‑52, — and Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1852‑54; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Mo., 1854‑55; and on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., 1855, —  p434 Quartermaster, 6th Infantry, June 17 to Nov. 27, 1855, at St. Louis, Mo., — Adjutant, 6th Infantry, Nov. 27, 1855, to Apr. 29, 1861, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1856, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1856‑57, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — March to California, 1858, — San Francisco, Cal., 1858‑59, — Ft. Gaston, Cal., 1859, — San Francisco, Cal., 1859, — Benicia, Cal., 1859‑60, — San Francisco, Cal., 1860, — and Benicia, Cal., 1860‑61.

Resigned, May 4, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Insurance Agent, 1866‑83.

Died, Mar. 28, 1883, at Norfolk, Va.: Aged 54.

Buried, Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, VA.

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 Lieut.‑Colonel in 1862, and was Chief Quartermaster of the Army of Northern Virginia.

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