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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II
p782
1901

(Born N. Y.)

John W. Barlow

(Ap'd Wis.)

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John Whitney Barlow: Born June 26, 1838, Perry, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; in the Manassas

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, May 15, 1861)

Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July, 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Apr. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown (on Engineer duty), Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Williamsburg, May 4‑5, 1862, — Action of Hanover C. H., May 8, 1862, — Operations before

(Bvt. Captain, May 27, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Hanover C. H., Va.)

Richmond, June 25 to July 1, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; at the Military Academy, 1862‑63, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics,

(Transferred to Top. Engineers, July 24, 1862: Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1863)

Sep. 1, 1862, to Mar. 20, 1863, — and as Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Mar. 20 to June 18, 1863; with Engineer Battalion (Army of the Potomac), June 28, 1863, to Feb. 17, 1864, being

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, July 3, 1863)

engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1‑3, 1863, — in constructing bridge over the Potomac, at Berlin, Md., July 18, 1863, — in laying, repairing, and guarding bridges over the Rappahannock, Aug. 1‑23, over Bull Run, at Blackburn's Ford, Oct. 17, and across the Rappahannock, at Kelly's Ford, Nov. 7, 1863, — in the Mine Run Operations, Nov. 26 to p783Dec. 3, 1863, — and in making roads and reconnoissances, building blockhouses and erecting defensive works; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Feb. 26 to June 20, 1864; in the Georgia Campaign, July 12 to Aug. 27, 1864 (as Chief Engineer of 17th Army Corps, July 22 to Aug. 27, 1864), being engaged in the Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864, — and Siege of Atlanta, July 22 to Aug. 27, 1864, including

(Bvt. Major, July 22, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Atlanta Campaign)

the Repulse of the Sortie of July 28, 1864; on sick leave of absence, Aug. 27 to Nov. 13, 1864; and in charge of the Defenses of Nashville, Ten., Nov. 13, 1864, to Oct. 1, 1865, being engaged in the Battle of

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Battle before Nashville, Ten.)

Nashville, Dec. 15‑16, 1864.

Served: as Superintending Engineer of the construction of Ft. Clinch, Fla., Oct. 20, 1865, to Nov. 19, 1869, — of Ft. Montgomery, N. Y., and

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Apr. 23, 1869)

Harbor Improvements at the Northern end of Lake Champlain, Jan., 1868, to May 30, 1870; as Chief Engineer of the District of the Missouri, June 30, 1870, to July 14, 1874; as Superintending Engineer of Fts. Griswold, Trumbull, and Hale, Ct., July 1, 1874, to May 23, 1883, — of Surveys and Improvements of Rivers and Harbors in Connecticut and on Long Island Sound, July 20, 1874, to May 23, 1883, — and of construction of Defenses of New Bedford Harbor, Mas., and Narragansett Bay, R. I., and River and Harbor Improvements of Connecticut River, Aug. 9 to Nov. 1, 1882; in charge of Harbor Improvements and Water-level Observations on Lake Superior, and improvements of various harbors in Wisconsin and northeastern shore of Lake Michigan, harbors of refuge at entrance to Sturgeon Bay Canal and at Grand Marais, Mich., May 31 to June 22, 1883, and Dec. 12, 1883, to Mar. 10, 1886; on leave of absence, June 23 to Dec. 10, 1883; in charge of improvements of harbors at Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha, Wis., and Waukegan, Ill., and harbor of refuge at Milwaukee Bay, Wis., — of rivers Fox and Wisconsin, and of Water-level Observations on Lake Michigan, Mar. 12 to May 6,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 19, 1884)

1884, — of the improvement of the Rivers Duck and Little Tennessee, Mar. 20, 1886, to Aug. 7, 1888, and of the Rivers Tennessee, Cumberland, Hiawassee, Caney Fork, French Broad, Clinch, and South Fork of the Cumberland, since Mar. 20, 1886, — of preliminary examinations and surveys in Tennessee and Mississippi at different times, — and of supervision of construction of bridge across Tennessee River, near Chattanooga, Ten., since July 20, 1888, and at Perryville, Ten., since Aug. 27, 1889; and as Member of various Engineer Boards on Harbor and River Improvements, and Bridge Construction, 1875 and 1884‑88.

Vol. IV
p125
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — In charge of the improvement of the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers and their tributaries until Oct. 21, 1891. — Senior member of International Commission appointed to relocate and mark the boundary between the United States and Mexico west of the Rio Grande, Nov. 6, 1891 to Nov. 28, 1896.

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, May 10, 1895)

— Division Engineer of the Southwest Division and member of the Board of Engineers when considering works of defense in that Division, Feb. 5, 1896 to May 7, 1897. — Division Engineer of the Northwest Division and member of the Board of Engineers when considering works of defense in that Division, May 7, 1897 to –––––; In charge as Superintending Engineer of a district of works including Fort Montgomery, N. Y., harbors on Lake Champlain, the Hudson River, and the rivers and harbors on the northeastern coast of New Jersey, from July 6, 1898 to –––––; Served upon various Boards of Engineers, including Boards for the examination of officers as to their fitness for promotion, from Feb. 5, 1896 to ––––

Vol. V
p100
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Division Engineer of the Northwest Division and member of the Board of Engineers when considering works of defense in that Division, May 7, 1897 to May 3, 1901. — In charge as Superintending Engineer of a district of works including Fort Montgomery, N. Y., harbors on Lake Champlain, the Hudson River, and the rivers and harbors on the northeastern coast of New Jersey, from July 6, 1898 to May 3, 1901. Served upon various Boards of Engineers, including Boards for the examination of officers as to their fitness for promotion, from Feb. 5, 1896 to May 3, 1901.

(Brigadier-General and Chief of Engineers, May 2, 1901.)

Retired May 3, 1901, at his own request, after 40 Years' Service.

Civil History. — On duty under the Department of State in conjunction with an Engineer appointed by the Mexican Government, inspecting the monuments along the International Boundary between the United States and Mexico and superintending their repair, Oct., 1902 to May, 1903. — Member of the Loyal Legion of the United States; Society of the Army of the Potomac; Society of the Army of the Cumberland; Society of the Army of the Tennessee; Society of the Alumni of the U. S. Military Academy; Society of Foreign Wars. — Residence, New London, Conn.

Vol. VI
p92
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1910]

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, Chief of Engineers, May 2, 1901.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, May 3, 1901,
at His Own Request After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Feb. 27, 1914, at Jerusalem, Palestine: Aged 75.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1915.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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