432……(Born N. H.)
(Ap’d N. H.)…….…4
Military History. ---
Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1822, to July 1, 1826, when he was
graduated and promoted in the Army to
Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d
Artillery, July 1, 1826.
Second Lieut. 4th
Artillery, July 1, 1826.
Served at the
Military Academy, 1826-36, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 30, 1826,
to Sep. 2, 1829, -- and as Principal Asst. Professor of Natural and
(First Lieut., 4th
Artillery, Apr. 10, 1835)
Sep. 2, 1829, to June 25,
Resigned, Sep. 16, 1836.
-- Asst. Engineer on Railroads in Maryland and Pennsylvania, 1836-38.
History. – Re-appointed in the U. S. Army with the rank of
Captain, Corps of
Topographical Engineers, July 7, 1838.
Superintending Top. Engineer of Roads in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and
Michigan, -- of Harbors on Lake Michigan, -- of River Improvements in
Wisconsin, -- of Survey of Boundary between Michigan and Wisconsin
Territory, -- and of Survey of Northwestern Lakes, 1839-43; as Asst. Top.
Engineer in Improvement of Navigation of Falls of the Ohio River, at
Louisville, Ky., 1843-44; on Survey, etc., of “Grand Chain,” Mississippi
River, near Cape Girardeau, Mo., 1844, -- and of St. Louis harbor, Mo.,
1844; in making Military Reconnoissances in Texas, 1845-46; as Assistant in
the Geodetic Survey of the Cost of New England, 1847-55; as Chief Top.
Engineer in the Department of the Pacific, 1855-58; and as Assistant in the
Geodetic Survey of the Coast of North Carolina, 1858-61.
the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861-66; as Aide-de-Camp
(Major, Corps of
Topographical Engineers, Aug. 6, 1861)
Engineers, Sep. 9, 1861: Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1863)
(Col., Staff – Additional
Aide-de=Camp, Sep. 25, 1861)
to Major-General Wool,
while in command of the Department of Virginia, headquarters at Ft. Monroe,
Va., -- of Middle Department, headquarters at Baltimore, Md., -- and of
Department of the East, headquarters at Troy, N. Y., 1861-63, being engaged,
as Acting Inspector-General, in the Capture of Norfolk, Va., May 10, 1862.
Superintending Engineer of the construction of Ft. Wayne, Mich., 1863-69, --
and of the improvement of the Harbors on Lake Michigan,
(Colonel, Corps of
Engineers, Nov. 23, 1865)
1864-65, on the Western
end of Lake Erie, 1864-69, on Lake Huron,
(Bvt. Brig.-General, and
Bvt. Maj.-General, U. S. Army, Jan. 13, 1866, for
Faithful and Meritorious
Services during the Rebellion)
1866-70, -- and of St.
Clair Flats, and of St. Mary’s River, 1869-71; and as Member of Board of
Engineers for Improvement of Buffalo harbor, N. Y., and New Buffalo, Mich.,
Retired from Active
Service Feb. 22, 1869,
Under the law of July 17,
1862, He being over the age of 62 years.
Died, Dec. 20, 1883, at
Philadelphia, Pa.: Aged 80.