Thomas Baylis Whitmarsh Stockton(1805 - 1890)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, V Corps
Before the Antietam Campaign:
After graduating from West Point, he was appointed 2nd Lt, 1st US Infantry, 1 July 1827;
Served as Assistant Quartermaster 11 July 1832 to 31 Dec 1835 (his CO was Col. Zachary Taylor);
Promoted to 1st Lt 4 Mar 1833;
Resigned 30 Nov 1836;
Appointed Colonel, 1st Michigan Volunteers, 9 Dec 1847 (service in Mexico);
Honorably mustered out 9 Jul 1848;
Appointed Colonel, 16th Michigan Infantry, 8 Sept 1861;
Resigned 18 May 1863.
He was a signer/witness of a treaty with the Chippewa tribe in 1837, and appears to have been Mayor of Michigan City, IN in 1839.
After the War:
He and his wife were prominent in Flint, MI after the Civil War.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.
More on the Web:
His wartime diary is in the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan, also the source of the photograph used here.
|Birth State: NY |
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY Graduating Year: 1827 Class Rank: 16th
Death Date: 12/9/1890
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