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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born N. J.)

Alexander S. Macomb​1

(Ap'd N. J.)


Born June 8, 1814, Belleville, NJ.

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 Dragoons, July 1, 1835.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1835‑37; as Adjutant,

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Mar. 1, 1836)

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Oct. 6, 1836)

2d Dragoons, at Regimental headquarters, Mar. 1 to Apr. 1, 1837;

(Captain,​a 2d Dragoons, Feb. 18, 1840)

and as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Macomb, General-in‑Chief, Apr. 1, 1837, to Nov. 2, 1840.

Resigned, Jan. 31, 1841.

Died, May 8, 1876, at New York city: Aged 62.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1876, for an obituary notice.​b

The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of Alexander Macomb, General-in‑Chief, U. S. Army.

Thayer's Notes:

a This is the highest rank recorded in the Register. The AOG obituary notice titles him Major, but without stating when he might have been promoted from Captain.

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b This reference is not in Cullum, but is my addition.

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