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Register of Officers and Graduates
of the United States Military Academy
Class of 1818

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.

Richard Delafield: Lifetime Army engineer in river and harbor improvements; twice Superintendent of the Military Academy

Andrew Talcott: Engineer and surveyor for 18 years with the Army, and afterward as a civilian; a significant contributor to the methods and equipment of astronomy and geodesy.

S. Stanhope Smith: Died ten years after graduating, his entire career having been spent in the Army as a mathematics and natural philosophy professor at the Military Academy.

Horace Webster: Seven years as a prefer at the Military Academy; resigned seven years after graduating, taught mathematics and natural philosophy at Geneva College, then founded the City College of New York, where he taught philosophy.

Samuel Ringgold: Artilleryman; served in the Seminole War and was killed fighting in the Mexican War.

Harvey Brown: Lifetime artillery officer, served in the Black Hawk Expedition, fought in the Second and Third Seminole Wars and the Mexican War; fought for the Union in the War between the States.

Joseph N. Chambers: A Marylander, he was posted to Louisiana on graduation; five years later, he resigned and lived the remaining fifty years of his life as a Louisiana planter.

Samuel Mackenzie: Artilleryman, served at frontier posts north, west, and south, and in the Second Seminole War; fought in the Mexican War, and died in Mexico City.

Giles Porter: Artilleryman, served on the Canadian border and fought in the Second Seminole War.

George W. Corprew: Fifteen years in the Artillery, in various garrisons; resigned to plant cotton in Mississippi, and died not long after.

John J. Jackson: Resigned after four years; made his profession in the law, with state politics and business, in what became West Virginia.

Edward Harding: Thirty-six years in Artillery and Ordnance; commanded several arsenals.

Benjamin C. Vining: Died four years after graduating.

Henry H. Loring: Resigned after thirteen years of miscellaneous frontier duty. Died not long after.

Joseph F. Daingerfield: Resigned after two years; practiced law in Virginia where he was a member of the House of Delegates.

Joseph Strong: Resigned after nearly eight years in the Artillery; as a civilian, taught a variety of subjects in several states.

John B. F. Russell: Nearly nineteen years in the Army, mostly on Commissary, Recruiting, and Quartermaster duty; as a civilian, a land and insurance agent.

George Webb: Fourteen years in the Artillery in New York City and Baltimore, where he died.

Hartman Bache: Fifty years as a military engineer, building lighthouses and improving harbors and rivers.

William S. Newton: Nineteen years in the Army, in various garrisons and on Ordnance duty.

Leonard O. Brooke: Died within three years of graduating.

Henry Giles: Resigned after a year and a half; teacher, surveyor, farmer, and local and state politician in Kentucky.

John T. Pratt: Quit immediately; farmer and state politician in Kentucky.

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