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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1836

[image ALT: A photograph of a man of about 40, in a Confederate Army uniform, standing, holding a sword with his right hand — like a cane, the tip of the scabbard supported by the floor; and with his left hand on the center of his belt. He is General Lloyd Tilghman, the subject of this webpage.]

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Lloyd Tilghman

(Ap'd Md.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1836, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1836.

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

On authorized graduation leave of absence, July 1 to Sep. 30, 1836.

Resigned, Sep. 30, 1836.

Civil History. — Division Engineer, Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad, 1836‑37. Asst. Engineer engaged in Survey of Norfolk and Wilmington Canal, Va., 1837‑38, — of Eastern Shore Railroad, Md., 1838‑39, — of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1839‑40, — and in Public Improvements, Baltimore, Md., 1840.

Military History. — Served in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, 1847‑48: as Volunteer Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Twiggs, May, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — in command of twenty Volunteer Partisans, Oct., 1846, — in superintending the erection of defenses at Matamoras, June, 1846, — and as

Captain, Md. and D. C. Reg. Volunteer Artillery, Aug. 14, 1847,

till the regiment was

Disbanded, July 13, 1848.

Civil History. — Principal Asst. Engineer of Panama Division of Isthmus Railroad, 1849. Chief Engineer of exploration of East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, 1850‑52, — of Nashville, Ten., and Fulton, Ark., Railroad, 1852‑53, — of La Grange and Bolivar, Ten., Railroad, 1853‑54, — of Mississippi, Ouachita, and Red River Railroad, 1853‑59, — and of Little Rock and Napoleon Railroad, Ark., 1854‑58.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States,​a and was

Killed, May 16, 1863, in the Battle of Baker's Creek:​b Aged 47.

Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York City, NY.

Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record, which was solid: a good photoillustrated biographical sketch of Tilghman, by the author of a full biography of him, was once online; said author removed his entire website.

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b Tilghman is usually stated to have been killed at the Battle of Champion Hill, as is inscribed on his tomb; Baker's Creek, properly, was the battle immediately after Tilghman's death. Both were part of the larger battlefield of Vicksburg: interesting details are provided by articles in the Confederate Veteran, Sept. 1910, transcribed at the Battle of Champion Hill website.

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