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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1863

Vol. II

(Born Ind.)

William J. Twining

(Ap'd Ind.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1859, to June 11, 1863, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 11, 1863.

 p868  Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1863‑66: as Asst. Engineer, Department of the Cumberland, June 15, 1863, to Mar. 1864; as Chief Engineer of the Department of the Ohio, Mar., 1864, to Jan. 29, 1865, — of 23d Army Corps, Jan. 17 to Feb. 16, 1865, — and of the Department

(Captain, Staff — Aide-de‑camp, June 30, 1864, to Aug. 30, 1865)

of North Carolina, Feb. 16 to June 21, 1865, being engaged in

(Bvt. Major, and Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., U. S. Volunteers, Jan. 26, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

the Invasion of Georgia, May‑Sep., 1864, participating in the various Movements and Engagements of the Campaign, — Operations against General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hood's Rebel Army in that, Nov.‑Dec., 1864, being engaged in the Battle of Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864, — and Battle of Nashville, Dec. 15‑16, 1864, — Movement, via Cincinnati, O., and Washington,

(Bvt. Captain, Dec. 16, 1864, for Gallant and Meritorious Services in Action during the Siege of Nashville, Ten.)

D. C., to the mouth of Cape Fear River, Jan.‑Feb., 1865, — and Operations in North Carolina, Feb. to Apr., 1865; and on leave of absence,

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

June 21 to Aug. 14, 1865.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Principal Asst. Professor of Engineering, Aug. 31, 1865, to Apr. 23, 1867; as Chief Engineer of the

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Dec. 28, 1865)

Department of Dakota, June, 1867, to Feb. 27, 1870, and Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Major-General Terry, Aug. 22, 1868, to Feb. 27, 1870; as Engineer of Sixth Light-house District, Mar., 1870, to June 21, 1871; in command of Engineer Company, at Willet's Point, N. Y., July 8, 1871, to June 11, 1872; as Commissioner under the State Department for Survey of the Boundary Line of the United States, along the 49th Parallel of latitude, June 11, 1872, to July 3, 1876 (on Boundary Survey duty in Europe, Mar. 17 to Jan. 19, 1876);º as Superintending Engineer of Survey of Union and Central Pacific Railways, at Washington, D. C.,

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 16, 1877)

June 1, 1877, to June 29, 1878; and Commissioner of the District of Columbia, June 27, 1878, to May 5, 1882.

Died, May 5, 1882, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 42.

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