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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1859

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Samuel H. Lockett

(Ap'd Ala.)


Samuel Henry Lockett: Born July 7, 1837, Mecklenburg Co., VA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1859, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1859.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1859‑61, as Asst. Instructor in the Use of Small Arms, Nov. 19, 1858, to Sep. 4, 1860, — and as Asst. Professor of Spanish, Sep. 2, 1859, to Sep. 4, 1860; and as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Fts. Pulaski and Jackson, Savannah River, Ga., 1860‑61.

Resigned, Feb. 1, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Professor of Mathematics and Natural Science, Marion, Ala., 1865‑67. Professor of Engineering and Mechanics, and Commandant of Cadets, Louisiana State University, 1867‑73. Director of the State Topographical Survey of Louisiana, 1869‑73. President of Calhoun College, Jacksonville, Ala., 1873‑74. Principal of Hanover Hall Military Academy, Montgomery, Ala., 1874‑75. Colonel of Engineers in the Egyptian Army, July 17, 1875, to Aug. 31, 1877. Professor of Mathematics and Mechanics, and Commandant of Cadets, in the East Tennessee University, Knoxville, Ten., July 9, 1877, to 18–––. History since 1878 unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

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

Civil History. — Principal Assistant Engineer in the construction of the pedestal of the Bartholdi Statue of Liberty, New York harbor, June, 1883 to Oct., 1884. — Construction of water and gas works in various cities in the United States to 1888. — Engaged in engineering and railroad work in South America (Chile and Colombia), from 1888 to 1891.

Died Oct. 12, 1891, at Bogota, U. S. Colombia:º Aged 54.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1892, for an obituary notice.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: he is remembered as the Chief Engineer of the Department of Mississippi and Louisiana during the Vicksburg Campaign. Further information, a portrait, and excerpts of his first-hand account of The Defense of Vicksburg are found online at the Battle of Champion Hill website.

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