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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1826

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Thomas S. Twiss

(Ap'd Vt.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1822, to July 1, 1826, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1826.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Sep. 8, 1826, to May 12, 1828; and as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Ft. Adams, Newport, R. I., 1826º‑29.

Resigned, June 30, 1829.

Civil History. — Professor of Mathematics, Natural Philosophy, and Astronomy, South Carolina College, 1829‑47. Superintendent of Nesbitt Manufacturing Company's Iron Works, Spartanburg, S. C., 1847‑50. Resident and Consulting Engineer, Buffalo and New York Railroad, 1850‑55. U. S. Indian Agent of the Upper Platte District, for the Wild Tribes of the Prairies and the Mountains, Mar. 3, 1855, to​a

Thayer's Note:

a Sic: the summary in the Register breaks off here in mid-sentence, and with no death data. The 1900 and 1910 Supplements to the Register mark him as having died, but offer no other information.

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