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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1858

Vol. II

(Born Mas.)

William C. Paine

(Ap'd Mas.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1858, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1858.

Served: at the Military Academy as Asst. Instructor of Practical Engineering and attached to Company of Engineer troops, at West Point, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1859, to Mar. 12, 1860; as Asst. Engineer in the construction

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Oct. 20, 1859)

of Fort at Clark's Point, New Bedford Harbor, Mas., 1860‑61,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Aug. 6, 1861)

— and in the preservation and repairs of Ft. Schuyler, New York Harbor, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: as Assistant to the Chief Engineer of the Department of Pennsylvania, Sep. 3 to Oct. 23, 1861, — of the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Oct. 23 to Nov. 23, 1861, — and of the Department of the Ohio, Nov. 23 to Dec. 29, 1861; as Chief Engineer of the Department of the Ohio, Dec. 29, 1861, to Apr. 29, 1862; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the Defenses of Portland, Me., May 3, 1862, to Feb. 28, 1863; as Superintending Engineer  p700 of the Defenses of Portsmouth, N. H., Feb. 28 to June 20, 1863;

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1863)

and absent on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability, July 6 to Nov. 6, 1863.

Resigned, Nov. 6, 1863.

Civil History. — Farmer, near Beverly, Mas., 1863‑89.

Died, Sep. 14, 1889, at Beverly Farms, Mas.: Aged 55.

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