41 officers graduated in the West Point Class of 1826
13 served in the Civil War

Class of 1826 members who served in the Civil War

For Federal officers indicated rank is as U.S. Volunteers unless shown as “USA,” which indicates rank in the Regular U.S. Army.

John Archer 25 Captain
Edwin B. Babbitt 28 Colonel USA
William H.C. Bartlett 1 2nd Lieutenant USA Professor at USMA 1836-71
Silas Casey 39 Major General USV
Thomas Jefferson Cram 4 Colonel USA
Francis L. Dancy 10 unknown
Amos Beebe Eaton 36 Brigadier General USA
John Breckinridge Grayson 22 Brigadier General Died Oct. 1861 of pneumonia and tuberculosis
Samuel Peter Heintzelman 17 Major General USV
Albert Sidney Johnston 8 General Killed at Shiloh 1862
Nathaniel C. Macrae 33 Major USA
Augustus J. Pleasonton 20 Brigadier General* *rank in Pennsylvania militia
Edward B. White 9 Colonel

Cadets who did not serve in the Civil War

James G. Allen 34 Resigned 1828, died 1855
Alexander G. Baldwin 35 Second Lieutenant Died on guty at Ft. Towson, Indian Terr., 1835
John M. Berrien 27 Resigned 1836
Francis J. Brooke 32 First Lieutenant Killed, battle of Okeechobee, Fl., 1837
Theophilus B. Brown 18 Second Lieutenent Died on leave at Utica, N.Y., 1834
William Bryant 3 Resigned 1835, died 1846
Michael M. Clark 15 Major Died on duty at Baltimore, May, 1861
Richard W. Colcock 29 Resigned 1836, died 1856
Charles Colerick 38 Second Lieutenant Died on duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1828
Michael Ewing 16 Resigned 1836, died 1849
Henry J. Griffin 24 Second Lieutenant Drowned on duty near Ft. Armstrong, Il., 1828
Bennett H. Henderson 7 Resigned, then killed in carriage accident 1832
Daniel S. Herring 13 First Lieutenant Died on duty at St. Augustine, Fl., 1836
John McClellan 6 Captain Died on duty at Knoxville, Tn., 1854
Moses E. Merrill 37 Captain Killed at Battle of Molino Del Rey, Mexico, 1847
Charles L.C. Minor 30 Second Lieutenant Died on duty at Ft. Towson, Indian Terr, 1833
Martin G. Parks 21 Resigned 1846, died at sea 1853
Thomas H. Pearce 40 Resigned 1829
Charles G. Ridgeley 5 Resigned 1827, died 1844
Samuel H. Ridgely 26 Bvt; Second Lieutenant Died on duty at New Orleans, La., 1827
Joseph D. Searight 11 Resigned 1845
William H. Sims 31 Resigned 1827, died 1847
Ephraim Kirby Smith 41 Captain Mortally wounded at Molino Del Rey, Mexico, 1847
Brother to Edward Kirby Smith, USMA ’45
Joel C. Townsend 12 Bvt. 2nd Lieutenant Died on graduation leave 1826
Danforth H. Tufts 19 First Lieutenant Died on duty at Detroit, Mi., 1840
Thomas S. Twiss 2 Resigned 1829
John Williamson 23 Captain Died on duty at Charleston Arsenal, S.C. 1849
George Woodbridge 14 Resigned 1829

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