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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1831

Vol. I

(Born S. C.)

Lucius B. Northrop

(Ap'd S. C.)


Lucius Bellinger Northrop: Born Sep. 8, 1811, Charleston, SC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1827, to July 1, 1831, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1831.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1831‑32, — Scouting, 1832, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1832‑33, — Camp Jackson, I. T., 1833‑34, —

(Transferred to 1st Dragoons, Aug. 14, 1833)

Expedition to Tow‑e‑ash Villages, 1834, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1835;

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 21, 1834)

on sick leave of absence, 1835‑37; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T.,

(First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 4, 1836)

1837‑39, 1839; and on no Government duty from Oct. 6, 1839, till he was

Dropped, Jan. 8, 1848.

Re-appointed in the U. S. Army, Aug. 12, 1848, with his former rank of

First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 4, 1836,º

but he performed no Government duty, being, on certificate of disability,

(Captain, 1st Dragoons, July 21, 1848)

at Charleston, S. C., where, from 1853, he was a private practicing physician, till he

Resigned, Jan. 8, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Farmer, near Charlottesville, Va., since 1866.

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

Civil History. — Removed from Charlottesville, Va., to Baltimore, in 1890.

Died near Baltimore, Md., Feb. 9,​b 1894: Aged 82.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1894, for an obituary notice.

Buried, New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.

Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: he was Commissary General for the duration of the war; the deficiency is made good by the AOG obituary cited in the Supplement.

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b His tombstone (q.v.) gives the date of his death as Feb. 12.

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