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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II

(Born Ala.)

Arthur P. Bagby

(Ap'd at Large)


Arthur Pendleton Bagby: Born May 17, 1831?,​a1 Claiborne, AL.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1852‑53; and on frontier duty at Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1853.

Resigned, Sep. 30, 1853.

 p513  Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Mobile, Ala., 1854‑58, — and at Gonzales, Tex., 1858‑61.

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

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

(Arthur Pendleton Bagby, Born May 17, 1831.)

Military History. —

Brevet Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Resigned, Sept. 30, 1853.

Address: Hallettsville, Texas.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

(Arthur Pendleton Bagby, Born May 17, 1831.)

Brevet Second Lieutenant, 8th Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Resigned, Sept. 30, 1853.

Died, Feb. 21, 1921, at Hallettsville, Tex.: Aged 89.​a2

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1924.

Buried, Hallettsville City Cemetery, Hallettsville, TX.

Thayer's Notes:

a1 a2 The Register records the year of his birth — in the Supplement, Vols. VI and VII — as 1831, making him 89 when he died; the very brief obituary in the Association of Graduates Report for 1924 follows suit with the exact date given above.

The Handbook of Texas, however, a reliable secondary source, gives it as 1833, which if true would have made him 15 on entering the Academy — it wouldn't be the first time a young man misstated his age to get into the Army — and 19 at graduation. His tombstone (q.v.) supports the year, giving the exact date as May 15, 1833.

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b As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. The deficiency is made good in the Handbook of Texas, which also provides details of his life in retirement.

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