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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II

(Born Ind.)

Francis A. Shoup

(Ap'd Ind.)


Born Mar. 22, 1834.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1851, to July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1855.

Served: in garrison at Key West, Fla., 1855‑56, — and Ft. Moultrie,

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Dec. 6, 1855)

S. C., 1856; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑58; in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1858; and on leave of absence, 1858‑60.

Resigned, Jan. 10, 1860.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Indianapolis, Ind., 1860‑61.

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

Civil History. — Professor of Applied Mathematics and Engineering, University of Mississippi, 1866‑68, — of Logic and Metaphysics, 1868‑70, — and of Mathematics, 1870‑75. Clergyman of the Protestant Episcopal Church since 1869. Professor of Metaphysics, University of the South, since 1883. Degree of D. D. conferred by University of the South, 1878. Delegate to the Protestant Episcopal Convention, 1880. Author of the "Elements of Algebra," "The Issue," and various Magazine Articles.

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

Civil History. — Professor of Metaphysics in University of the South, Sewanee, Ten., 1883 to Sept. 4, 1896.

Died Sept. 4, 1896, at Columbia, Ten.: Aged 63.

Buried, University of the South Cemetery, Sewanee, TN.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1897, for an obituary notice.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: brief summaries are given in his AOG obituary and on the Find-a‑Grave page, both linked above.

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