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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Alfred Herbert

(Ap'd Md.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1835.

Served: on Engineer duty, Oct. 3, 1835, to Jan. 22, 1836; and in the

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Oct. 31, 1835)

Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836‑37, being engaged in the Skirmish of Okihumphy Swamp, Mar. 30, 1836, — Skirmish at Ridgeley's

(Bvt. First Lieut., July 27, 1836,
for Gallantry and Good Conduct on several occasions in Florida)

Mill (in command), July 27, 1836, — and Combat at Ft. Drane, Aug. 21, 1836.

Resigned, June 30, 1837.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, 1837‑42. Asst. Engineer of Charleston, S. C., Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnati, O., projected Railroad, 1837; and Asst. Superintending Engineer, Western and Atlantic Railroad, Ga., 1837‑39. Principal of a Military and Scientific School at Aiken, S. C., 1842‑43; and Superintendent and Principal Professor of the State Military Academy at Columbia, S. C., 1843‑46. Employed in the Ordnance Bureau, Washington, D. C., 1846‑53. U. S. Asst. Examiner of Patents, May 25, 1853, to Apr. 1, 1855, — and Principal Examiner of Patents (under the heads of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Firearms, and Land Carriages), Apr. 1, 1855, to Dec., 1857. Patent Agent, Washington,  p591 D. C., 1857‑61. Farmer, Howard County, Md., 1863‑65. Professor of –––––, Agricultural College of Maryland, 18––– to 18–––; and of –––––, Chestertown, Md., to 1878.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died Feb. 12, 1894, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 80.

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