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United States Military Academy Officers Who Served in the Civil War
Class of 1854 (46 cadets graduated)

name

class rank
highest substantive
rank held *
comments

Henry L. Abbot

2

Colonel

 

Judson D. Bingham

9

Captain

 

Zenas R. Bliss

41

Colonel

 

David H. Brotherton

44

Captain USA

 

Milton T. Carr

18

Captain USA

 

Henry W. Closson

8

Captain USA

 

Benjamin F. Davis

32

Brigadier General

Killed at Brandy Station June 1863

James Deshler

7

Brigadier General

Killed at Chickamauga in 1863

Archibald Gracie, Jr.

14

Brigadier General

Killed at Petersburg, December 1864

John W. Greble

21

First Lieutenant USA

Killed at Big Bethel June 1861

Oliver Davis Greene

26

Major USA

Awarded Medal of Honor for Antietam

George A. Gordon

30

Captain USA

 

David E. Hancock

35

Captain USA

 

Oliver Otis Howard

4

Major General

 

Loomis Langdon

20

Captain USA

 

George Washington Custiss Lee

1

Major General

 

Stephen Dill Lee

17

Lieutenant General

 

John McCleary

46

Captain

 

John T. Mercer

40

Colonel

Killed Plymouth, N.C., April 1864

Michael R. Morgan

16

Captain USA

 

John Bailey Mullins

43

unknown

 

Edgar O'Connor

42

Colonel

Killed at Groveton, Aug. 1862

John Pegram

10

Major General

Killed at Hatcher's Run 1865

William Dorsey Pender

19

Major General

Mortally wounded at Gettysburg in 1863

Horace Randall

45

Colonel

Killed at Jenkin's Ferry, Ar., Apr. 1864

Charles G. Rogers

11

Lieutenant Colonel

 

Thomas Howard Ruger

3

Major General

 

Henry A. Smalley

23

Colonel

 

Abner Smead

25

Colonel

 

John R. Smead

15

Captain USA

Killed Second Manassas, Aug. 1862

Charles G. Sawtelle

38

Lieutenant Colonel

 

James Ewell Brown Stuart

13

Major General

 

Edwin Franklin Townsend

28

Captain USA

 

Thomas J. Treadwell

5

Captain USA

 

Charles N. Turnbull

6

Captain USA

 

John Bordenave Villepigue

22

Brigadier General

Died of disease in 1862

Stephen Hinsdale Weed

27

Brigadier General

Killed July 2 at Gettysburg

 

Cadets who did not participate in the Civil War

Alfred B. Chapman

 

29

First Lieutenant

Resigned May 1861 to ranch in California

Samuel Kinsey

 

24

Second Lieutenant

Died at Washington 1855

William M. Davant

 

37

Second Lieutenant

Drowned on duty in the Rio Grande 1855

William Palmer

 

34

Second Lieutenant

Died on duty Fort Moultrie S.C. 1855

Samuel T. Shepperd

 

36

Second Lieutenant

Died on duty at Fort Leavenworth 1855

Levi Wade

 

39

Cadet

Never commissioned due to poor health. Died 1854

James Wright

 

33

Second Lieutenant

Died on duty Albuquerque N.M. 1857

Thomas J. Wright

 

12

First Lieutenant

Died on duty near Chicago 1857

Notes: "Substantive rank" does not include brevet rank. For Union officers rank shown is in the United States Volunteers unless indicated by "USA," which indicates rank in the Regulars (usually a much lower grade than the Volunteers).




 
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