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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Tench Tilghman

(Ap'd Md.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1828, to July 1, 1832, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1832.

Served: on the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war;​a and in garrison at Ft. Severn, Md., 1833.

Resigned, Nov. 30, 1833.

Civil History. — Farmer, Oxford, Md., 1834‑74. Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff, Division Inspector, Md. Militia, 1836‑37, — Brig.‑General, 1837‑60, — and Maj.‑General, 1860‑61. Commissioner of Public Works in Maryland, 1841‑51. President of the Talbot Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 1846‑49. Superintendent of the Military Department of the Maryland Military Academy at Oxford, Md., 1847‑57. U. S. Consul at Mayaguez, Porto Rico, W. I., 1849‑50. President of the Maryland and Delaware Railroad Company, 1855‑61. U. S. Collector of Customs for the Port of Oxford, Md., 1857‑60. President of the National Agricultural Society, 1858‑60.

Died, Dec. 22, 1874, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 65.

Thayer's Note:

a The phrase "but not at the seat of war" occurs frequently in the Register in connection with the Black Hawk War; the explanation in most cases is the one given in the biographical sketch of James Monroe (q.v.).

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