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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II

(Born S. C.)

Benjamin Sloan​1

(Ap'd S. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1860.

Served: on frontier duty at Albuquerque, N. M., 1860, — and Taos, N. M., 1860‑61; and on leave of absence, 1861.

Resigned, Mar. 2, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, 1867‑68. Professor of Mathematics, Agricultural College, Mis., 1876‑79. Professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering, S. C. University, 1880‑87, — and of Physics and Civil Engineering since 1888.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Continued in service as Professor of Physics at South Carolina College to 1901. — Acting President of the University of South Carolina to 1902; President of the University of South Carolina since 1902. — L. L. D., University of South Carolina. — Residence, Columbia, S. C.

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

(Born May 16, 1836.)

Military History. —

Brevet Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1860.

Resigned Mar. 2, 1861.

Civil History. — President of the University of South Carolina, 1902 to June, 1908, when he withdrew from the University and has since lived in retirement near Asheville, N. C.; Degree of LL.D. conferred by the University of South Carolina.

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

Military History: —

Brevet Second Lieutenant of Dragoons, July 1, 1860.

Resigned, Mar. 2, 1861.

Died, Feb. 19, 1923, near Biltmore, N. C.: Aged 88.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., for 1925.

Buried, Pendleton, SC.

The Author's Note:

1 Graduated as Benjamin F. Sloan.

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 Assistant Adjutant-General in Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Huger's Division of the Army of Northern Virginia, with the rank of Major in 1862.

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