25 officers graduated in the West Point Class of 1844
8 served in the Civil War

Class of 1844 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.

Simon Bolivar Buckner 11 Lieutenant General  
Asher R. Eddy 5 Captain USA Quartermaster staff
Danie Marsh Frost 4 Brigadier General  
Winfield Scott Hancock 18 Major General Monument at Gettysburg
Alexander Hays (bio) 20 Brigadier General Killed at the Wilderness, 5/64; monuments at Gettysburg and the Wilderness
Alfred Pleasonton 7 Major General  
Francis J. Thomas 6 Colonel Killed at Manassas (Bull Run) July 1861
Joseph H. Whittlesey 2 Major USA  

Cadets who did not serve in the Civil War

John Y. Bicknell 10 Second Lieutenant Died in Tenn. 1849
John J.C. Bibb 24 Second Lieutenant Resigned 1846
William T. Burwell 15 Second Lieutenant Killed Churubusco, Aug. 1847
Augustus Cook 9 Second Lieutenant Died at sea on duty Nov. 1845
Thomas J. Curd 8 First Lieutenant Resigned 1847
Rankin Dilworth 13 Second Lieutenant Mortally wounded Monterey, Mexico Sep. 1846
George W. Hawkins 25 First Lieutenant Dismissed Jan. 1853
John M. Lake Henry 19 Second Lieutenant Resigned 1852
Samuel Gill 3 First Lieutenant Resigned 1847
William G. Peck 1 First Lieutenant Resigned 1855. Instructor at Academy
William Read 16 First Lieutenant Resigned 1850
Henry B. Schroeder 22 Captain Resigned May 1861
Joseph P. Smith 23 Second Lieutenant Killed Storming of Chapultepec Sep. 1847
Erastus B. Strong 14 Second Lieutenant Killed Molino Del Rey, Mexico Sep. 1847
John Trevitt 12 Captain Resigned April 1861
George Wainwright 21 Second Lieutenant Died Aug. 1848 of wounds from Molino Del Rey
James S. Woods 17 Second Lieutenant Killed Monterey, Sep. 1846

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