39 officers graduated in the West Point Class of 1843
21 served in the Civil War

Class of 1843 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.

Christopher Columbus Augur 16 Major General
Henry F. Clarke 12 Colonel
Frederick Tracy Dent 33 Brigadier General
William Buell Franklin 1 Major General
Samuel Gibbs French 14 Major General
Franklin Gardner 17 Major General
Ulysses Simpson Grant 21 Lieutenant General
Charles Smith Hamilton 26 Major General
James Allen Hardie 11 Brigadier General Not confirmed by Senate and revoked
Edmunds B. Holloway 19 Colonel Killed near Independence, Mo. May 1861
Rufus Ingalls 32 Brigadier General
Henry Moses Judah 35 Brigadier General
John C. McFerran 34 Colonel
John James Peck 8 Major General
Joseph Haydn Potter 22 Brigadier General
Isaac Ferdinand Quinby 6 Brigadier General
William F. Raynolds 5 Colonel
Joseph Jones Reynolds 10 Major General
Roswell Sabine Ripley 7 Brigadier General
Henry R. Selden 31 Colonel Died of disease at Fort Union, N.M. Feb. 1865
Frederick Steele 30 Major General

Cadets who did not serve in the Civil War

Thomas J. Brereton 3 Resigned 1858
Jacob J. Booker 13 First Lieutenant Died on duty, San Antonio, Tex., 1849
Theodore L. Chadbourne 15 Second Lieutenant Killed at Resaca de la Palma, 1846
Cave J. Couts 37 Resigned 1851
A. St. Amand Crozet 28 First Lieutenant Died on sick leave 1855
George Deshon 2 Resigned 1851
Norman Elting 36 Resigned 1846
John H. Grelaud 4 Captain Died on duty at Ft. McRee, Fla., 1857
Robert Hazlitt 23 Second Lieutenant Killed at Monterey, 1846
Edwin Howe 24 Second Lieutenant Died on duty Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1850
Charles E. Jarvis 29 First Lieutenant Died on duty, Sonoma, Cal., 1849
John P. Johnstone 9 First Lieutenant Killed at Battle of Contretras, 1847
George C. McClelland 39 Cashiered for drunkeness and conduct 1847
Charles G. Merchant 38 First Lieutenant Died on duty East Pascagoula, Ms. 1855
Lewis Neill 20 First Lieutenant Died on duty, Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1850
George Stevens 18 Second Lieutenant Drowned on duty in the Rio Grande, 1846
Lafayette B. Wood 25 Captain Died on duty, Washington, 1858
William K. Van Bokkelen 27 Captain Cashiered for misapplication of funds 1853

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