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United States Military Academy Officers Who Served in the Civil War
Class of 1837 (50 cadets graduated)

name

class rank
highest substantive
rank held
comments

Lewis Golding Arnold

10

Brigadier General

 

Joshua Bates

25

Brigadier General*

*rank in Ohio militia

Henry Washington Benham

1

Brigadier General

 

Edmund Bradford

19

Major

 

Braxton Bragg

5

General

 

Robert Hall Chilton

48

Brigadier General

 

Alexander Brydie Dyer

6

Brigadier General

 

Jubal Anderson Early

18

Lieutenant General

 

Arnold Elzey (Jones)

33

Major General

 

William Henry French

22

Major General

 

William G. Grandin

44

Captain USA

Revoked by President Feb. 1863, died Aug. 1863

Bennett H. Hill

21

Lt. Colonel USA

 

Joseph Hooker

29

Major General

 

Robert Tignall Jones

13

Colonel

Killed at Fair Oaks, Va., May 1862

William Whann Mackall

8

Major General

 

John Clifford Pemberton

27

Lieutenant General

 

Henry C. Pratt

20

Major

 

Arthur Middleton Rutledge

32

Major

 

Eliakim Parker Scammon

9

Major General

 

John Sedgwick

24

Major General

Killed at Spotsylvania 1864

John Blair Smith Todd

39

Brigadier General

 

Edward D. Townsend

16

Colonel

 

Israel Vogdes

11

Brigadier General

 

William Henry Talbot Walker

46

Major General

 

Thomas Williams

12

Brigadier General

Killed at Baton Rouge, August 1862

Samuel Woods

36

Major USA

Paymaster staff

Francis O. Wyse

43

Lt. Colonel USA

 

 

Cadets who did not participate in the Civil War

William Armstrong

 

28

Captain

Killed at Molino del Rey, Mexico 1847

John Bratt

 

4

 

Resigned 1837

William W. Chapman

 

7

Captain

Died on duty, Ft. Monroe, Va., 1859

Levi P. Davidson

 

47

First Lieutenant

Died on sick leave 1842

William H. Fowler

 

35

Captain

Died on duty, Ft. Myers, Fla., 1851

A. Park Gregory

 

15

 

Resigned 1838, died 1840

John W. Gunnison

 

2

Captain

Survey party massacred near Sevier Lake Ut. 1853

William Hardia

 

49

 

Dismissed for habitual drunkeness 1840, died 1842

John M. Harvie

 

30

First Lieutenant

Died on duty, Cedar Keys, Fla., 1841

Nevil Hopson

 

45

 

Dismissed for drunkeness 1846, died 1847

William T. Martin

 

17

 

Resigned 1838

Robert M. McLane

 

37

 

Resigned 1843

Samuel D.J. Moore

 

41

 

Declined appointment in army on graduation

Edwin W. Morgan

 

3

 

Resigned 1839

Randolph Ridgely

 

42

First Lieutenant

Killed in riding accident, Monterey, Mexico 1846

George C. Rodney

 

26

First Lieutenant

Died on duty St. Augustine, Fla., 1839

Franklin Saunders

 

50

 

Resigned 1838, died 1856

Walter Sherwood

 

38

Second Lieutenant

Killed near Ft. Micanopy, Fla., 1840

Edward J. Steptoe

 

34

 

Resigned Nov. 1861

James R. Soley

 

40

First Lieutenant

Died on duty Troy, N.Y., 1845

George Taylor

 

23

Captain

Drowned in wreck of S.S. San Francisco 1853

Francis Woodbridge

 

14

Captain

Died on duty Barrancas Barracks, Fla., 1855

Charles F. Wooster

 

31

Captain

Died on duty Ft. Brown, Texas, 1856




 
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