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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1811

For a few words about Cullum's Register and the organization of the entries on this site, see the orientation page to the Register. The links below, to the individual entries, open in another window.

Alexander J. Williams: killed at Ft. Erie in the War of 1812.

Marie V. Boisaubin: Died less than two years after graduating, in the War of 1812.

Adam Larrabee: Four years in the Army; severely wounded in the War of 1812, but lived to 83 as a Connecticut farmer and politician.

Henry A. Hobart: killed at Ft. George in the War of 1812.

Thomas Ketchum: served in the War of 1812, after which he entered civilian life.

James D. Cobb: Three years in the Army, then dimissed by the President — which later Congresses declared to have been illegal — and a civilian career as an educator, but in the good graces of the U. S. Government.

Armstrong Irvine: fought in the War of 1812, but died two years later.

Thomas J. Beall: Twenty years in the Army: after fighting in the War of 1812, on frontier duty in the Northwest.

James Dalliba: Thirteen years in Ordnance; then a civilian career as a factory owner.

Gustavus Loomis: His fifty-year Army career included action in the War of 1812, frontier duty in the First Seminole War and the Black Hawk War, action in the Second and Third Seminole Wars, and frontier duty in the West; when he was in his seventies, he was Superintendent of Recruiting for the Union Army.

Ezra Smith: Four years in the Army followed by a career as a local politician and landowner in New York State.

Richard H. Ashley: Eight years in the Army, then a civilian career as a school principal.

Hippolite H. Villard: Five years in the Army, including action in the War of 1812; his civilian career is unknown.

John Bliss: Four years in the Army, followed by a civilian business career at Mobile, AL.

Henry A. Burchstead: served in the War of 1812 and was killed in the Creek Campaign of 1813.

Ormond Marsh: Four years in the Army, including action in the War of 1812; his civilian career is unknown.

George Ronan: the first West Point graduate to be killed in action, at the Fort Dearborn Massacre in the War of 1812.

Benjamin Field: Immediately upon graduation, went AWOL and disappeared. (Compare with the following!)

John J. Abert: Graduated, but declined his commission; after a few months as a lawyer, worked as a civilian in the War Department, then returned to military service: for most of his nearly fifty-year career he was Chief Topographical Engineer of the Army.

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