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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1827

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Thomas B. W. Stockton

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Thomas Bayliss Whitmarsh Stockton: Born June 18, 1805, Walton, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1823, to July 1, 1827, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1827.

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1827.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827‑28; on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1828‑31; in Quartermaster-General's Office at Washington, D. C., 1832; on Quartermaster duty at Ft. Crawford,

(Asst. Quartermaster, July 11, 1832, to Dec. 31, 1835)

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Mar. 4, 1833)

Wis., 1832‑33, 1834‑35; on Engineer duty, Nov. 5, 1835, to June 28, 1836; and on Topographical duty, July 18 to Nov. 30, 1836.

Resigned, Nov. 30, 1836.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, superintending Harbor Improvements on the Lakes, in Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan, 1836‑46. Mayor of Michigan City, 1838.

Military History. — Served in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, in

(Colonel, 1st Reg. Michigan Volunteers, Dec. 9, 1847)

command at Cordova, Mex., as Civil and Military Governor of the place.

Disbanded, July 9, 1848.

Civil History. — Mining; and constructing Telegraph Lines in California, 1852‑58. Member of a Board to Organize the "Volunteer Systems" of the State of Michigan, 1858. Captain, Michigan Militia, 1858‑60, — and Major, 1860‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: in the defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep. 20, 1861,

(Colonel, 16th Michigan Volunteers, Sep. 8, 1861)

 p395  to Mar. 10, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar.‑June, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5-May 4, 1862, — Capture of Hanover C. H., May 27, 1862, — Battle of Mechanicsville, June 26, 1862, — and Battle of Gaines' Mill, June 27, 1862, where he was captured; as Prisoner of War in Libby Prison, June 27 to Aug. 12, 1862; on sick leave of absence, Aug. 12 to Sep. 7, 1862; in command of brigade in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep.‑Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — Skirmish at Shepardstown, Va., Sep. 19, 1862, — and on the march to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in command of brigade in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to May, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, — and Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863.

Resigned, May 18, 1863,

to raise a brigade for service in East Tennessee, but the authority to do so was subsequently revoked, no volunteers "outside of Tennessee" being allowed to be raised for this service.

Civil History. — Forwarding and Commission Merchant, Flint, Genesee County, Mich., 1863‑67.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died at Flint, Mich., Dec. 9, 1890: Aged 85.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1891, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Glenwood Cemetery, Flint, MI.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Stockton's full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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