38 officers graduated in the West Point Class of 1857
37 served in the Civil War

Class of 1857 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.

Edward Porter Alexander 3 Brigadier General  
Robert Huston Anderson 35 Brigadier General  
Thomas Baylor 7 Captain USA Ordnance Staff
Francis Beach 16 Colonel  
Thomas J. Berry 11 Lieutenant Colonel  
Ira W. Claflin 27 Captain USA  
Aurelius F. Cone 28 Lieutenant Colonel Quartermaster Staff
Edward J. Conner 33 Captain USA  
Joseph S. Conrad 32 Lieutenant Colonel  
George A. Cunningham 25 Colonel  
Charles E. Farrand 36 Captain USA  
Samuel Wragg Ferguson 19 Brigadier General  
Oliver H. Fish 13 unknown  
George W. Holt 31 Lieutenant Colonel  
George A. Kensel 10 Lieutenant Colonel  
Manning M. Kimmel 22 Major Fought on U.S. side at Bull Run then joined Confederacy
Thomas J. Lee 37 First Lieutenant Served as Private for 2 years in Indiana Volunteers
John Sappington Marmaduke 30 Major General  
Henry C. McNeill 26 Colonel  
Richard Kidder Meade, Jr. 2 Major Fought on U.S. side at Fort Sumter. Resigned to join the C.S.
Died of disease July 1862 in Petersburg.
Charles Hale Morgan 12 Lieutenant Colonel  
John C. Palfrey 1 Lieutenant Colonel Corps of Engineers
Paul J. Quattlebaum 29 Major  
Lafayette Peck 38 Lieutenant Died of disease in Alabama March 1864
Haldiman S. Putnam 8 Colonel Killed at Fort Wagner, July 1863
George Ryan 34 Colonel Killed at Spottsylvania, May 1864
Marcus Reno 20 Colonel Custer’s second in command at Little Big Horn
Henry M. Robert 4 Captain USA Corps of Engineers. Created “Robert’s Rules of Order”
Augustus G. Robinson 18 Captain USA Quartermaster staff
William Sinclair 17 Colonel  
J.L. Kirby Smith 6 Colonel Mortally wounded at Corinth, Miss. October 1862
William P. Smith 9 Lieutenant Colonel  
George Crockett Strong 5 Major General Mortally wounded at Fort Wagner, July 1863
Charles J. Walker 15 Colonel  
Edward R. Warner 21 Lieutenant Colonel  
George H. Weeks 23 Captain USA  
Abram Wildrick 14 Colonel  


Cadet who did not serve in the Civil War

John T. Magruder 24 Second Lieutenant Died on duty at Maryville, Neb. 1858

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