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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born S. C.)

Arnoldus V. Brumby

(Ap'd N. C.)


Arnoldus Vanderhorst Brumby:
Born Dec. 10, 1809, Sumner District, SC.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1830, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Dec. 31, 1835.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Johnston, N. C., 1836; and in the Florida War, 1836, being engaged against the Seminole Indians in the Skirmish of Okihumphy Swamp, Mar. 30, 1836.

Resigned, June 30, 1836.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, Alabama, 1836‑38. Tutor of Mathematics, and Instructor of Civil Engineering, University of Alabama, 1838‑40. Counselor at Law, Alabama, 1840‑46. Elected Professor of Chemistry and Natural Philosophy in Oglethorpe University, Ga., 1846: declined. Superintendent of Alabama Military Institute, 1846‑49, — and of Georgia Military Institute, Marietta, Ga., 1851‑61. Aide-de‑Camp, with the rank of Colonel, to Governor Cobb, of Georgia, 1852‑54, — and to Governor Johnson, 1854‑56. Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1853. Degree of A. M. conferred by the University of Alabama, 1839.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died Nov. 2, 1887, at Cartersville, Ga.: Aged 75.

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Cartersville, GA.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Brumby's full name and birth data are from Bruce S. Allardice, Confederate Colonels: A Biographical Register (University of Missouri Press, 2008).

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