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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1851

Vol. II

(Born Mas.)

Caleb Huse

(Ap'd Mas.)


Born Feb. 11, 1831, Newburyport, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1847, to July 1, 1851, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1851.

Served: in garrison at Key West, Fla., 1851‑52; at the Military

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Sep. 4, 1851)

Academy, 1852‑59, as Asst. Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Nov. 4, 1854)

Geology, Dec. 1, 1852, to Sep. 10, 1855,​a — and Principal Asst. Professor, Sep. 10, 1855, to Aug. 31, 1859; on leave of absence in Europe, 1859‑60; on Board to test the merits of James and Schenkle's Rifled Cannon, 1860; and on leave of absence in Europe, 1860‑61.

Resigned, Feb. 25, 1861.

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

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

Civil History. — Unknown, — residence, Highland Falls, N. Y.

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

Civil History. — At Sing Sing, N. Y., 1876 to 1879, proprietor of School for Preparation of Candidates for the Military Academy. — In 1879 the School was moved to Highland Falls, N. Y., where it was continued till 1905.

Died March 11, 1905, at Highland Falls, N. Y.: Aged 74.

Buried, Peacedale Cemetery, Highland Falls, NY.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1906, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Thayer's Notes:

a See Baumer, Not All Warriors, pp228‑229.

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b As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: the deficiency is made good on the interesting page at Find-a‑Grave linked to above.

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