Ω West Point Class of 1830

UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY

Class of 1830

West Point, New York

42 Cadets Graduating
Civil War Military Enrollment:
:tinyus34: U.S. 6 / :TinyCS1Nat: C.S. 7 / Total 13

1st:
Alexander Joseph Swift (New York) 1810 – 1847
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army Engineers – (Died)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

2nd:
William Elon Basinger (Georgia) 1806 – 1835
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd Lt. U.S. Army 2nd Artillery – (Died)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Starter
Burial Place: St. Augustine National Cemetery, St. Augustine, Florida

3rd:
Walter Storey Chandler (District of Columbia) 1810 – 1835
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd Lt. U.S. Army 2nd Artillery – (Drowned)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Drowned in Mobile Bay, Alabama

4th:
Francis Vinton (Rhode Island) 1809 – 1872
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Aug. 1836)
Civil War Role: No Active Role Assistant Minister in New York City
Burial Place: Island Cemetery, Newport, Rhode Island

5th:
William Nelson Pendleton (Virginia) 1809 – 1883 :TinyCS1Nat:
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned: Oct. 31, 1833)
Civil War Role: Brigadier General in Confederate Army
Burial Place: Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery, Lexington, Virginia

6th:
George W. Lawson (Tennessee) Unknown – 1832
Highest Rank Achieved: Brevet 2nd Lt. U.S. Army–(Resigned June 1831)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, Died in Clinton, Louisiana

7th​:
Thomas Jefferson Lee (Tennessee) 1808 – 1891
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Resigned April 1855)
Civil War Role: No Active Role Worked as Engineer for U.S. Govt.
Burial Place: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland

8th:
John Waller Barry (Kentucky) 1810 – 1837
Highest Rank Achieved: 1st Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Nov. 1836)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, Died in Lexington, Kentucky

9th:
Thomas B. Linnard (Pennsylvania) 1810 – 1851
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Died April 1851)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

10th:
Benjamin Poole (Maine) 1810 – 1839
Highest Rank Achieved: 1st Lt. U.S. Army – (Died: Nov 1839)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Saint Augustine National Cemetery, St. Augustine, Florida

11th:
Simon Henry Drum (Pennsylvania) 1807 – 1847
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Killed Sept. 1847)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

12th:
James H. Prentiss (Indiana) Unknown – 1848
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Died Sept. 1848)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, Died at Fort Polk, Texas

13th:
Robert Henry Kirkwood Whiteley (Delaware) 1809 – 1896 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: Colonel U.S. Army – (Retired 1875)
Civil War Role: Lt. Colonel U.S. Army Ordnance Department
Burial Place: Head of Christiana Church, Newark, Delaware

14th:
Edwin Rose (New York) 1807 – 1864 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: 1st Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned June 1837)
Civil War Role: Colonel of 81st​ New York Infantry Regiment
Burial Place: Hayground Cemetery, Hayground, New York

15th:
John Bankhead Magruder (Virginia) 1807 – 1871 :TinyCS1Nat:
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Resigned April 1861)
Civil War Role: Confederate Army Major General
Burial Place: Trinity Episcopal Cemetery, Galveston, Texas

16th:
Albert Taylor Bledsoe (Kentucky) 1809 – 1877 :TinyCS1Nat:
Highest Rank Achieved: Brevet 2nd Lt U.S. Army – (Resigned Aug. 1832)
Civil War Role: Colonel in the Confederate Army
Burial Place: University of Virginia Cemetery, Charlottesville, Virginia

17th:
John S. Stoddard (New York) 1810 – 1862
Highest Rank Achieved: Brevet 2nd Lt. U.S. Army–(Resigned Nov 1832)
Civil War Role: No military role Superintendent of Waterworks
Burial Place: Washington Street Cemetery, Geneva, New York

18th:
John Wilkins Murray (Pennsylvania) 1811 – 1831
Highest Rank Achieved: Brevet 2nd Lt. U.S. Army – (Killed Feb. 1831)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

19th:
James West (Maryland) Unknown – 1838
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd Lt. U.S. Army – (Died Sept. 28th​ 1834)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

20th:
James M. Hill (Maine) 1808 – 1849
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Died Jan. 1849)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

21st:
Samuel Kinney (Illinois) 1805 – 1835
Highest Rank Achieved: 1st Lt. U.S. Army – (Died Dec. 1835)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, Died at Fort Gibson, Oklahoma
22nd:
Jesse H. Leavenworth (Vermont) 1807 – 1885 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Oct. 1836)
Civil War Role: Colonel of 2nd Colorado Volunteers Infantry Regiment
Burial Place: Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

23rd:
Meriwether Lewis Clark Sr. (Missouri) 1809 – 1881 :TinyCS1Nat:
Highest Rank Achieved: Brevet 2nd Lt. U.S. Army –(Resigned May 1833)
Civil War Role: Brigadier General Missouri State Guard
Burial Place: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri

24th:
John Thompson Collinsworth (Tennessee) 1808 – 1837
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned July 1836)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Died at a Military Camp in Texas, Burial Place Unknown

25th:
Lloyd James Beall (Maryland) 1808 – 1887 :TinyCS1Nat:
Highest Rank Achieved: Major U.S. Army Paymaster – (Resigned 1861)
Civil War Role: Colonel and Commandant of Confederate Marines
Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

26th:
William Cruger Heyward (New York) 1808 – 1863 :TinyCS1Nat:
Highest Rank Achieved: Brevet 2nd Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Feb 1832)
Civil War Role: Colonel in the Confederate Army
Burial Place: Saint Michael’s Church, Charleston, South Carolina

27th:
Joseph Ritner (Pennsylvania) 1807 – 1834
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd Lt. U.S. Army – (Died February 1834)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Alter Burial Ground, Buffalo Village, Pennsylvania

28th:
John Henry King Burgwin (North Carolina) 1810 – 1847
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Died Feb. 1847)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Burial Place unknown Died at Pueblo De Taos N.M.

29th​:
Thomas Ludwell Alexander (Kentucky) 1807 – 1881 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: Lt. Colonel U.S. Army – (Retired Oct. 1863)
Civil War Role: Lt. Colonel of U.S. Army 5th Infantry Regiment
Burial Place: Saint Louis Cemetery, Louisville, Kentucky

30th:
James H. Taylor (New York) 1809 – 1835
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd Lt. U.S. Army – (Drowned Cossitot River)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma

31st:
Robert Christie Buchanan (District of Columbia) 1811 – 1878 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: Colonel U.S. Army – (Retired Dec. 31, 1870)
Civil War Role: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers
Burial Place: Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

32nd:
Camillus Cecil Daviess (Kentucky) 1807 – 1842
Highest Rank Achieved: 1st Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Sept. 1838)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown Died in Stanford, Kentucky

33rd:
John Stuphen Vanderveer (New Jersey) 1810 – 1879
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Resigned Dec. 1840)
Civil War Role: Didn’t served in Military during Civil War
Burial Place: King City Cemetery, King City, Missouri

34th:
Thomas J. Royster (Louisiana) Unknown – 1832
Highest Rank Achieved: Brevet 2nd Lt. U.S. Army – (Died Sept 1832)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, died at Rock Island, Illinois

35th:
George Wilson (Ohio) 1809 – 1880
Highest Rank Achieved: 1st Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Dec. 1837)
Civil War Role: Non-Civil War Bank Clerk in Lexington Missouri
Burial Place: Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington, Missouri

36th:
George Waynflette Patten (Rhode Island) 1808 – 1882 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: Lt. Colonel U.S. Army – (Retired Feb. 1864)
Civil War Role: Lt. Colonel United States Army 2nd Infantry Regiment
Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia

37th:
William Eustis (Massachusetts) 1810 – 1889
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Resigned Aug. 1849)
Civil War Role: Farmer in Natchez, Mississippi
Burial Place: Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

38th:
David Augustus Manning (North Carolina) 1809 – 1835
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd Lt. U.S. Army – (Died July 1835)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, Florida

39th:
George Welles McClure (New York) 1809 – 1834
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd Lt. U.S. Army – (Died July 1834)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, Died at Cross Timbers I.T.

40th:
Richard H. Ross (Maryland) Unknown – 1851
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Died August 1851)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, Died at Boston, Massachusetts

41st:
John Miller Clendenin (Pennsylvania) 1809 – 1842
Highest Rank Achieved: 1st Lt. U.S. Army – (Died Oct. 1842)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, Died at Madison Barracks, N.Y.

42nd:
Stephen Bruce Legate (New York) 1811 – 1835
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Aug. 1835)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, Died at Fort Smith, Arkansas :TinyCS1Nat:
 
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Tom Elmore

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I like sharing these classes with everyone I am going to start working on Class of 1831 sometime this week.
Here's a head start for you:

Andrew Atkinson Humphreys, Major General, U.S. Military Academy West Point, graduated 1831 (ranked 13 of 33). Attended Nazareth Hall boarding school in 1822. Served as a division commander of the Third Corps under Dan Sickles at Gettysburg.
 
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Here's a head start for you:

Andrew Atkinson Humphreys, Major General, U.S. Military Academy West Point, graduated 1831 (ranked 13 of 33). Attended Nazareth Hall boarding school in 1822. Served as a division commander of the Third Corps under Dan Sickles at Gettysburg.
He's one of those who had what you'd call a "distinguished career".There was even another Corps Commander in the bunch. The rest were too old, led reserves in the rear, were routed at Chickamauga, Commissary but they were there.
 

Joshism

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Basinger and Vinton got forts named after them during the Second Seminole War. I suspect service in Florida and Mexico contributed directly or indirectly to the high death rate.

Linnard's death was least partially responsible for George Meade being assigned to Florida for lighthouse work in the early 1850s. (Linnard was Meade's immediate predecessor on Florida Keys lighthouse projects.)
 

mofederal

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Colonel Meriwether Lewis Clark, the son of explorer William Clark of Lewis and Clark fame. An artillery officer who served in the Mexican War under Stephen Watts Kearney, and in the Civil War he served as a Missouri State Guard General and later served as an artillery officer in several Confederate commands including the CSA Ordinance Bureau in Richmond. He was captured at Sayler's Creek.
 
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