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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1863

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Asa H. Holgate

(Ap'd O.)


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.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1863‑66: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Ft. Jefferson, Tortugas, Fla., June 15, 1863, to May 14, 1864; as Asst. Engineer, May 14 to Nov. 4, 1864, and Acting Chief Engineer, Nov. 4‑20, 1864, of the Military Division of West Mississippi, being in charge of the construction of the Defenses of Morganzia, La., July 5 to Aug. 31, 1864, — of Repairs of the permanent Defenses of Mobile and Pensacola Harbors, Sep. 30 to Nov. 4, 1864, — and at New Orleans, La., Nov. 4‑20, 1864; as Chief Engineer of the Department of Mississippi, Nov. 29, 1864, to July 31, 1865; and in

(Bvt. Captain, Mar. 13, 1865, for Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

in command of Engineer Depot and Company, at Washington, D. C., Aug. 17 to Dec. 21, 1865.

Served: in command of Engineer Company at Willet's Point, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1865, to July 30, 1868; as Asst. Engineer under the orders

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, July 28, 1866)

of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Houston, July 31, 1868, to July 1, 1870 (in temporary charge of  p3 his works, May to July, 1870), — and of Major Warren, July 1, 1870, to Mar. 20, 1874 (sick leave of absence, June 4 to Sep. 4, 1872, and June 11 to Aug. 23, 1873, and in arrest to May 11, 1874); as Chief Engineer of the Department of Texas, to Feb. 20, 1875; under orders to report for duty with the Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1875; and in arrest and under sentence of suspension from duty, rank, and command, Apr. 15, to Dec. 9, 1875.

Resigned, Dec. 9, 1875.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, 1877‑80.

Died, Sep. 11, 1880, at New Orleans, La.: Aged 42.

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