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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born D. C.)

Clarence Derrick

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Sep. 7, 1837, Washington, DC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 24, 1861.

On graduation leave of absence, June 24 to July 16, 1861, when, for "having tendered his resignation in the face of the enemy," he was

Dismissed, July 16, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Colonel in the Egyptian Army, 18––– to 1878.º

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Lawyer at Marion, Ala., 1867‑73. — Professor of Mathematics at Marion, Ala., and Charlottesville, Vir., 1875‑78. — Lawyer at Greensboro, Ala., County Commissioner and planter, 1878 to 1900. — President of Greensboro Bank, 1894‑95. — Cotton planter in Alabama, 1900 to 1907, but resided in West Chester, Penn.

Died Dec. 9, 1907, at Greensboro, Ala.: Aged 70.

Buried, Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro, AL.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

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 a Lieut.‑Colonel in the 23d Virginia Infantry Battalion.

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