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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1864

Vol. III
p16
2023

(Born D. C.)

James W. Cuyler1

(Ap'd at Large)

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Born Aug. 14, 1841.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1860, to June 13, 1864, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 13, 1864.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1864‑66: with Engineer Battalion (Army of the Potomac), in the Richmond Campaign, July 10 to Dec. 7, 1864, being engaged in the Siege of Petersburg, July 10 to Dec. 7, 1864, including the Mine Assault, July 30, 1864, and Raid on Weldon Railroad, Aug. 18‑21, 1864; and as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the exterior defenses of Washington, D. C., Dec. 8, 1864, to

(Bvt. Captain, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful and Efficient Services during the Rebellion)

May 26, 1865.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Fortifications at Staten Island, N. Y., May 26, 1865, to Aug., 1867; in command of Engineer

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 7, 1867)

Company at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Aug., 1867, to Nov. 27, 1868; as Asst. Engineer on the works in charge of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wheeler, Dec., 1868, to Dec., 1869; as Acting Secretary of the Board of Engineers for Fortifications, Dec. 10, 1869, to Jan. 7, 1870; in temporary charge of various p17Harbor Improvements on Lake Superior and the Western Coast of Lake Michigan, Feb. 21 to May 18, 1870; as Asst. Engineer on the works in charge of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Houston, May 18, 1870, to Mar. 3, 1874, — and of the works in charge of Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Gillmore, Mar. 11 to July 26, 1874; in command of Engineer Company at Willet's Point, N. Y., July 26, 1874, to Aug. 15, 1876 (sick leave of absence, July 3, 1875, to Sep. 10, 1876); as Asst. Engineer on works in charge of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Craighill, Nov. 21, 1876, to Apr. 1, 1880; as Superintending Engineer of River Improvements in West Virginia and Kentucky, Apr. 3, 1880, to Mar. 3, 1883; and on sick

(Major, Corps of Engineers, July 17, 1881)

leave of absence, Mar. 1 to Apr. 16, 1883.

Died, Apr. 16, 1883, at Philadelphia, Pa.: Aged 40.

Buried, Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, GA.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Brig.‑General John M. Cuyler, Surgeon, U. S. Army.


Thayer's Note:

a The date is from his tombstone (q.v.).


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