The first graduates of the United States Military Academy were in 1802.
52 cadets graduated in the first ten years
Three served in the Civil War
No one graduated in 1810. Cadets were not given a class rank until 1818

Class of 1802-1810 members who served in the Civil War

name   class highest rank comments
Joseph Gilbert Totten 1805 Brig. Gen. USA Chief Engineer of the U.S. Army in command of the Corps of Engineers and the Engineer Bureau. Died of pneumonia Apr. 22, 1864. Oldest general officer in the war.
William Gates 1806 Colonel USA Commanded Fort Trumbull in Connecticut at age 73 and Fort Constitution in New Hampshire at age 76. Retired 1867.
Sylvanus Thayer 1808 Colonel USA On sick leave during war; retired June 1863.

Graduates from 1802-1809 who did not serve in the Civil War

Simon Levy 1802   Resigned 1805, died 1807
Joseph G. Swift 1802   First USMA graduate. Resigned 1818, died 1865
Walker Armistead 1803 Colonel Died 1845 at Upperville, Va.
Henry B. Jackson 1803   Resigned 1803, died ?
John Livingston 1803   Resigned 1806, died ?
Hannibal Allen 1804 Captain Died 1813 at Norfolk, Va.
Samuel Gates 1804   Resigned 1805, died 1817
George Bomford 1805 Colonel Died 1848 at Boston, Ma.
William McRee 1805   Resigned 1819, died 1833
Ethan Allen 1806   Disbanded 1821, died 1855
Thomas Bennett 1806 Captain Died 1818 at Ft. Consttution N.H.
Pascal Vincent Bouis 1806   Resigned 1808, died 1811
Auguste P. Chouteau 1806   Resigned 1807, died in 1838
Charles Gratiot 1806   Dismissed 1838 for financial impropriety, died 1855
Julius Heileman 1806 Major Died 1836 at Ft. Drane, Fl.
Louis Lorimer 1806   Resigned 1809, died 1831
Robert Lucas 1806 Major Died 1814 at Frech Mills, N.Y.
Alden Partridge 1806 Major Resigned 1818, died 1854
William Partridge 1806 Captain Died 1812 as prisoner of war at Detroit, Mi.
Joseph Proveaux 1806 1st Lieutenant Died on duty 1813
Prentiss Willard 1806 Captain Died 1813 at Beaufort, S.C.
John D. Wyndham 1806   Dismissed 1812 for drunkeness, died 1813
John Anderson 1807 Captain Died 1834 at Detroit, Mi.
Samuel Champlin 1807   Disbanded 1816, died 1863
Saterlee Clark 1807   Dismissed 1824 for financial improprieties, died 1848
Samuel Noah 1807   Resigned 1811
Justus Post 1807   Disbanded 1815, died 1846
Samuel Babcock 1808   Resigned 1830, died 1831
Daniel A.A. Buck 1808   Disbanded 1815, died 1841
Oliver G. Burton 1808   Disbanded 1815, died 1821
Heman A. Fay 1808   Disbanded 1815, died 1865
James Gibson 1808 Colonel Killed 1814, Ft. Erie, Upper Canada
Samuel H. Holley 1808   Resigned 1810, died 1858
Minor Huntington 1808   Resigned 1811, died ?
Luther Leonard 1808   Disbanded 1821, died 1865
Milo Mason 1808 Captain Died 1837 in Washington
Samuel Newman 1808   Resigned 1810, died ?
George P. Peters 1808 Captain Died 1819 at Ft. Gadsden, Fl.
Samuel B. Rathbone 1808 2nd Lieutenant Mortally wounded 1812 at Queenstown Heights, U.C.
Louis Vallé 1808   Declined commission. Died 1833
Solomon Conkling 1809 2nd Lieutenant Died at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1810
Anson Hall 1809   Resigned 1810, died 1851 (?)
Milton Haxtun 1809 Cornet Died at Carlisle, Pa., 1809
Augustus McGee 1809   Resigned June, died Dec. 1813
Throdore Randell 1809   Resigned 1811, died 1851
Abraham L. Sands 1809   Resigned 1823, died 1840
Christopher Van de Venter 1809   Resigned 1816, died 1828
No graduates in 1810

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