A new project: to identify the men in this Alexander Gardner photograph taken at Harrison’s Landing, VA in August 1862. Of special interest to me are those officers who were on the Maryland Campaign a month later (touch picture to enlarge).

#1 – Lt. James Harrison Wilson
#2 – Lt. Charles Edward Hazlett (’61)*
#4 – Lt. Nicholas Bowen?
#6 – Capt. William Graham Jones
#7 – Lt. Alexander Cummings McWhorter Pennington, Jr.
#9 – Lt. John Moulder Wilson
#10 – Lt. Alanson Merwin Randol
#11 – Capt. Josiah Holcomb Kellogg

There is obviously more work to do here.

This image is part of the left half of a stereo photograph, displayed online by the Library of Congress, from their Civil War Photographs collection.

Other men of the Class of 1860 who may be in the picture above and were at Antietam, are:

John Newman Andrews
Daniel Darius Lynn
James Porter Martin

Members of the Class of 1860 who were at/near Harrison’s Landing in August 1862, but perhaps not on the Maryland Campaign, are also candidates to be in the photograph:

– Lt. Horace Porter
– Lt. Sam A. Foster
– Lt. Alfred T. Smith

Math is not my strength, but if these six men are in the photograph, we’ve got names for 13 14. Unfortunately, I have not yet found wartime photographs to identify the six five remaining. Please let me know if you can help.

4 Responses to “Officers of the USMA Class of 1860 (August 1862)”

  1. jeffrey kowalis says:

    I believe soldier #2 is Charles Hazlett Gettysburg KIA.

  2. Brian says:

    It certainly looks like it could be him. Here’s a comparison with a wartime albumen photograph of Hazlett auctioned by Cowan’s in December 2004.


    The title of the group photo, presumably assigned by LoC curators in the 1970s, is Harrison’s Landing, Va. Members of the class of 1860, U.S. Military Academy.

    Charles E Hazlett graduated in the May 1861 class. If #2 is Lieutenant Hazlett, then the title is not quite accurate.

    Thanks Jeffrey!

  3. jeffrey kowalis says:

    yes Brian but he entered in 55 and was held back so he was close with those 60 guys. I also have a couple of other views of him and believe the id is as close to 100 percent that you can get.

  4. Brian says:

    * Thanks again, Jeffrey – I’ve updated the list of the men identified, above.

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