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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1829

Vol. I

(Born D. C.)

Joseph Smith Bryce​1

(Ap'd D. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to  p425 July 1, 1829, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1829.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1829.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 30, 1829, to Aug. 28, 1831.

Resigned, May 31, 1832.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, New York city, 1833‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: at Washington, D. C., as Asst. Adjutant-General to

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 3, 1861)

Brig.‑General Wadsworth (Army of the Potomac), Aug. 28, 1861, to Aug. 20, 1862, — and in the Office of the Chief Engineer of the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Aug. 20, 1862, to Aug., 1865; and in waiting

(Bvt. Major, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

orders, Aug. to Nov. 11, 1865.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Nov. 11, 1865.

Civil History. — Residence, Newport, R. I., in summer, and New York, in Winter.

[Supplement, Vol. V: 1890‑1900]

Vol. V
Died, April 16, 1901, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 93.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1901, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

The Author's Note:

1 Named Joseph Brice Smith when he was graduated.

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