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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II

(Born S. C.)

Paul J. Quattlebaum

(Ap'd S. C.)


Paul Jones Quattlebaum: Born in 1837, Lexington County, SC.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1857.

Served: on Recruiting service, 1857‑58; on frontier duty at Ft. Walla

(Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, Aug. 1, 1857)

Walla, Wash., 1858‑60; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1860‑61; on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., 1861; and absent without leave, 1861.

Resigned, June 29, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Lumber Merchant, in South Carolina, 1866‑70; and Cotton Planter, 1870‑74. Civil Engineer, 1874‑83, being engaged in the  p695 U. S. Improvement of the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers, Ga., 1876‑83.

Died, Jan. 4, 1883, at Columbus, Ga.: Aged 46.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1883.º

Buried, Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, KY.

Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Quattlebaum's (approximate) birth data are from his AOG obituary; his middle name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.

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b As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers in 1862 he reached the rank of Major in the 5th Texas Infantry, Hood's Brigade, Longstreet's Division, Army of Northern Virginia. This is totally at variance with what is stated in his AOG obituary, q.v.

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