45 officers graduated in the West Point Class of 1838
21 served in the Civil War

Class of 1838 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.

William Austime 25 Major USA
William Farquar Barry 17 Brigadier General USV
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 2 General
William R. Blair 11 Major
Buckner Board 10 Colonel USV
Langdon C. Easton 22 Colonel USV
Robert Seaman Granger 28 Brigadier General USV
William Joseph Hardee 26 Lieutenant General
Milton Haynes 18 Lt. Colonel
Edward Johnston 32 Major General
Irvin McDowell 23 Major General USV
Justus McKinstry 40 Brigadier General USV Dismissed January 1863
William A. Nicholls 19 Colonel SV
Owen P. Ransom 29 Colonel USV
Alexander Welch Reynolds 35 Brigadier General
Charles F. Ruff 44 Lt. Colonel USA
Henry Hopkins Sibley 31 Brigadier General
Andrew Jackson Smith 36 Major General USV
Carter Littlepage Stevenson 42 Major General
James Heyward Trapier 3 Brigadier General
Henry Constantine Wayne 14 Brigadier General

Cadets who did not serve in the Civil War

Ripley A. Arnold 33 Captain Murdered on duty at Ft. Graham, Texas, 1853
Stephen H. Campbell 4 First Lieutenant Died on duty Jacksonville, Fla., 1845
Thomas Casey 8 Resigned 1839, died 1847
Leslie Chase 21 Captain Died on duty, Ft. Johnston, N.C., 1847
Robert M. Cochran 39 Cashiered for drunkeness, 1844, killed 1847
Alexander H. Dearborn 6 First Lieutenant Died on duty Mt. Vernon Arsenal, Al., 1853
Constant Freeman 34 Second Lieutenant Died on duty at Ft. Wayne, Indian Terr., 1839
John C. Fletcher 20 Resigned 1840
Richard H. Graham 43 First Lieutenant Mortally wounded Monterey, Mexico, 1846
Charles J. Hughes 37 Second Lieutenant Died near Ft. Brooke, Fla. 1839
William Hulbert 38 Second Lieutenant Killed by Seminoles near Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1839
Zebulon M.P. Inge 45 First Lieutenant Kiled at Resaca de la Palma, Mexico, 1846
Rowley S. Jennings 24 Second Lieutenant Died on duty near St. Augustine, Fla., 1839
James M. Ketchum 13 Resigned 1844, died 1844
John H. Matthews 30 Second Lieutenant Died on duty, Camp Worth, Texas, 1838
Hamilton W. Merrill 27 Resigned 1857
John T. Metcalfe 7 Resigned 1840
Ferdinand S. Mumford 41 Resigned 1849
Lucius Pitkin 15 Rsigned 1844
Isaac S.K. Reeves 9 Captain Died on sick leave 1851
Thomas Lee Ringgold 12 Captain Died on duty at Washington, 1854
Jeremiah Mason Scarritt 5 Captain Died on duty, Key West, Fla., 1854
William H. Shover 16 Captain Died on duty at West Point, 1850
William H, Wright 1 First Lieutenant Died on duty Wilmington, N.C. 1845

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