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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1829

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Albert G. Blanchard

(Ap'd Mas.)


Albert Gallatin Blanchard: Born Sep. 10, 1810, Charlestown, MA.

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

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1829.

Served: on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829‑30, — in the Choctaw Nation, 1830‑31, — and Ft. Jesup, La., 1831‑32; on Recruiting

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, Aug. 31, 1833)

service, 1833‑34; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1834‑37;

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Oct. 30, 1836)

in improving the navigation of Sabine River and Lake, La., 1837‑38; and on Recruiting service, 1838‑40.

Resigned, Oct. 1, 1840.

Civil History. — Merchant, New Orleans, La., 1840‑46. Director of Public Schools in New Orleans, La., 1843‑45.

Military History. — Served in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, as

Captain, Louisiana Volunteers, May 15, 1846,

being engaged in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — and Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847; and was re-appointed in the U. S. Army as

Captain, Voltigeurs, Apr. 9, 1847: Declined.

Re-appointed in the United States Army with the rank of

Major, 12th Infantry, May 27, 1847.

Served in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, as Superintendent of Recruiting Service at New Orleans, and in command of his regiment at Cuernavaca, Mex.

Disbanded, July 25, 1848.

Civil History. — Teacher of Public Schools, New Orleans, La., 1848‑50. District Surveyor, 2d Municipality, New Orleans, La., 1848‑42. Acting Surveyor of Lafayette, La., 1851, — and of Jefferson City, La., 1853. Chief of Survey of New Orleans and Opelousas Railroad, La., 1851‑52. Deputy Surveyor of the City of New Orleans, La., 1852‑54. Secretary and Treasurer of New Orleans and Carrollton and of Jefferson and Lake Pontchartrain Railroad Companies, 1854‑61.

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

Civil History. — Surveyor and Civil Engineer, 1866‑70. Deputy Surveyor of the City of New Orleans, La., 1870‑78; and Asst. City Surveyor, 1878 to 18–––.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died, at New Orleans, La., June 21, 1891: Aged 86.

Buried, St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, New Orleans, LA.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. Blanchard commanded various divisions in Virginia; see the biographical sketch in Confederate Military History, more or less reproduced online at Find-a‑Grave and elsewhere.

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