Ω West Point Class of 1831

West Point Class of 1831:

33 Cadets Graduating
Civil War Military Enrollment:
:tinyus34: U.S. 9 / :TinyCS1Nat: C.S. 3 / Total 12

1st​: Roswell Park (New York) 1807 – 1869
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Sept. 1836)
Civil War Role: Non military Proprietor and Rector near Chicago
Burial Place: Collegiate Church of Saint John, Racine, Wisconsin

2nd​: Henry Clay Jr. (Kentucky) 1811 – 1847
Highest Rank Achieved: Brevet 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned 1831)
Civil War Role: Died before War Lt. Colonel in Mexican American War
Burial Place: Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, Kentucky

3rd​: James Allen (North Carolina) Unknown – 1847
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned July 1834)
Civil War Role: Died before the Start of the War
Burial Place: Unknown Burial Place, died at Windsor, North Carolina.

4th​: Henry E. Prentiss (Maine) 1809 – 1873
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Sept. 1835)
Civil War Role: Non military Role Lumber Businessman
Burial Place: Mount Hope Cemetery, Bangor, Maine

5th​: Albert Miller Lea (Tennessee) 1808 – 1891 :TinyCS1Nat:
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned May 1836)
Civil War role: Served under Magruder
Burial Place: Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas

6th​: Richard Henry Peyton (Virginia) 1811 – 1839
Highest Rank Achieved: Colonel U.S. Army – (Died Nov. 1839)
Civil War Role: Died before the war Started.
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, Died at Tampa, Florida

7th​: William Augustus Norton (New York) 1810 – 1883
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Sept. 1833)
Civil War Role: Non-Military role member of Scientific Associations
Burial Place: Green – Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York

8th​: George Washington Turner (Virginia) 1811 – 1859
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned June 1836)
Civil War Role: Died before War Killed Harper’s Ferry by John Brown
Burial Place: Zion Episcopal Churchyard, Charles Town, West Virginia

9th​: Samuel Chase Ridgely (Maryland) 1809 – 1859
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Died July 1859)
Civil War Role: Died before the War started.
Burial Place: Camp Floyd Cemetery, Fairfield, Utah

10th​: Samuel H. Miller (New York) 1810 – 1834
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Nov 1833)
Civil War Role: Died before the War Started.
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, Died in Norfolk, Virginia

11th​: George Henry Talcott (New York) 1811 – 1854
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Died June 1854)
Civil War Role: Died before the war started.
Burial Place: Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, New York

12th​: Jacob Ammen (Ohio) 1807 – 1894 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: 1st​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Nov. 1837)
Civil War Role: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers
Burial Place: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio

13th​: Andrew Atkinson Humphreys (Pennsylvania) 1810 – 1883 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: Brig. General U.S. Army – (Retired 1879)
Civil War Role: Major General Union Army Volunteers
Burial Place: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

14th​: William Hemsley Emory (Maryland) 1811 – 1887 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: Brigadier General U.S. Army – (Retired July 1876)
Civil War Role: Major General Union Army Volunteers
Burial Place: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

15th​: William Chapman (Maryland) 1810 – 1887 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: Lt. Colonel U.S. Army – (Retired Aug 1863)
Civil War Role: Lt. Colonel U.S. Army 3rd​ Infantry Regiment
Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery, Green Bay, Wisconsin

16th​: Charles H. Larnard (Rhode Island) 1812 – 1854
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Drowned March 1854)
Civil War Role: Died before the war started.
Burial Place: San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, California

17th​: Elbridge Gerry Eastman (New Hampshire) 1808 – 1834
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Died Oct. 1834)
Civil War Role: Died before the war started.
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, Died at Fort Gibson

18th​: Moses Scott (New Jersey) 1812 – 1857
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Aug. 1835)
Civil War Role: Died before the War Started
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, Died at Plainfield, New Jersey

19th​: Thomas Jefferson McKean (Pennsylvania) 1810 – 1870 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned March 1834)
Civil War Role: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers
Burial Place: Oak Shade Cemetery, Marion, Iowa

20th​: Henry Van Rensselaer (New York) 1810 – 1864 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: Colonel U.S. Army – (Died March 1864)
Civil War Role: Colonel and Inspector General
Burial Place: Grace Episcopal Churchyard, Jamaica, New York

21st​: Edmund Augustus Ogden (New York) 1811 – 1855
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Died August 1855)
Civil War Role: Died before the war started.
Burial Place: Saint Matthew’s Cemetery, Unadilla, New York

22nd​: Lucius Bellinger Northrup (South Carolina) 1811 – 1894 :TinyCS1Nat:
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Resigned January 1861)
Civil War Role: Colonel and Confederate Commissary
Burial Place: New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland

23rd​: Erasmus F. Covington (Kentucky) 1809 – 1838
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Sept. 1833)
Civil War Role: Died before the War started.
Burial Place: Fairview Cemetery, Bowling Green, Kentucky

24th​: Horatio Phillips Van Cleve (New Jersey) 1809 – 1891 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Sept. 1836)
Civil War Role: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers
Burial Place: Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

25th​: Bradford Ripley Alden (New York) 1811 – 1870
Highest Rank Achieved: Captain U.S. Army – (Resigned Sept. 1853)
Civil War Role: Unable to serve due to disability.
Burial Place: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

26th​: Thomas James Stockton Jr. (Delaware) 1810 – 1860
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Oct. 1836)
Civil War Role: Died before the Civil War Started.
Burial Place: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio

27th​: Samuel Ryan Curtis (Ohio) 1805 – 1866 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: Brevet 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned 1832)
Civil War Role: Major General Union Army Volunteers
Burial Place: Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa

28th​: James Seymour Williams (Georgia) 1811 – 1871 :TinyCS1Nat:
Highest Rank Achieved: 1st​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Sept. 1837)
Civil War Role: Major in the Confederate Army
Burial Place: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

29th​: Ingham Wood (Pennsylvania) 1811 – 1837
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Dec. 1836)
Civil War Role: Died before the War started.
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, died at Donaldsonville, Louisiana

30th​: Frederick Wilkinson (New York) 1812 – 1840
Highest Rank Achieved: 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Dec. 1835)
Civil War Role: Died before the War started.
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, died at New Orleans, Louisiana

31st​: John Gailard Harvey (North Carolina) 1807 – 1886
Highest Rank Achieved: Brevet 2nd​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Resigned Feb 1833)
Civil War Role: Non – military role Newspaper Editor
Burial Place: Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro, Alabama

32nd​: Charles Whittlesey (Ohio) 1808 – 1886 :tinyus34:
Highest Rank Achieved: Brevet 2nd​ Lt US Army – (Resigned Sept. 1832)
Civil War Role: Colonel of 20th​ Ohio Infantry Regiment
Burial Place: Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio

33rd​: John Conrad (Pennsylvania) Unknown – 1838
Highest Rank Achieved: 1st​ Lt. U.S. Army – (Died August 1838)
Civil War Role: Died before the War Started.
Burial Place: Burial Place Unknown, died at James Island, Florida
 
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William Hemsley (not Helmsley) Emory retired with the rank of brigadier general....
 

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A number of the members of the class died on duty (7), resigned (11) and died (3), or just played no role in the war. One George W. Turner resigned in 1836, and died in John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry in 1859. One, Bradford Alden resigned due to wound disability in 1853, and one Lt. Col. Henry Clay Jr., was mortally wounded at Buena Vista in 1846. Captain Charles H. Larnard drowned on duty in 1854 in Puget Sound Washington.
 
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Also a member, though not graduating, was Montford S. Stokes who left the academy in 1828. For a time he served in the navy, was a Major in the war with Mexico and became a Confederate Colonel commanding the 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment.
 
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