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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II

(Born Ga.)

Abner Smead

(Ap'd Ga.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1850,  p590 to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1854.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1854, — Key West, Fla.,

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

1855‑56, — Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1856‑58, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Mar. 3, 1855: Declined)

School for Practice), 1858‑59; on Expedition to Harper's Ferry, to suppress John Brown's Raid, 1859; and in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1859‑61.

First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Nov. 22, 1860

Dropped, Apr. 11, 1861,

"having, when with his company, under critical circumstances, tendered his resignation in order to escape from duty therewith."

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

Civil History. — Teacher of Mathematics, University of Virginia, 1866‑68. Physician in Virginia, 1866‑77, and in California, since 1877. Professor of Mathematics and Natural Science, St. Augustine College, Benicia, Cal., since Jan., 1877.

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]

(Born March –––––, 1833.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Nov. 22, 1860.

Dropped, April 11, 1861.

Civil History. — Contract surgeon in Oregon about 1880; medical officer at Government works in the Cascades of the Columbia, Oregon, 1885‑86; physician in Fossil, Oregon, to 1890; physician in Salem, Va., 1890 to 1904.

Died July 24, 1904, at Salem, Va.: Aged 71.

Buried, East Hill Cemetery, Salem, VA.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1918.

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 appointed Colonel on Sep. 1, 1862, and was Asst. Inspector-General of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Jackson's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.

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