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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1864

Vol. III
p17
2024

(Born Wis.)

Alexander Mackenzie

(Ap'd Ill.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 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: as Asst. Engineer, Department of Arkansas, June 21, 1864, to June 13, 1865, being

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

engaged in making Military Reconnoissances of grounds and works around Duvall's and Pine Bluffs and Little Rock, and constructing Redoubts at Little Rock, Ark.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in the repairs at Ft. Washington, Md., June 13 to Dec. 12, 1865, — on the examination of the Levees of the Lower Mississippi, Dec. 12, 1865, to Apr. 27, 1866, — in making Survey for extension of U. S. Capitol Grounds, Apr. 30 to May 30, 1866, — on Improvement of the Harbors of Lake Michigan, June 9, 1866, to Nov. 19,

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

1868; in command of Engineer Company at Willet's Point, N. Y., Nov. 19, 1868, to June 22, 1874; as Asst. Engineer of repairs of Louisville and Portland Canal, and Improvement of the Falls of the Ohio at Louisville, Ky., June 27, 1874, to Nov. 22, 1877, — on works under the supervision of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Weitzel, June 27, 1874, to June 24, 1879, being in temporary charge, Apr. 30 to Oct. 1, 1878; in charge of River and Harbor Improvements, and operating snag and dredge boats in the Upper Mississippi Valley, since June 30, 1879, — of operating the Des Moines Rapids Canal, since Nov. 21, 1881, — of Dry Dock at Des Moines Rapids, since

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Apr. 5, 1882)

Aug. 8, 1882, — and of Improvement of Mississippi River between Des Moines Rapids and mouth of Illinois River, July 21 to Aug. 31, 1884; and as Member of the Missouri River Commission, since July 7, 1884, and of various Engineer Boards on River and Harbor Improvements, Bridge Constructions, etc., 1880‑90.

Vol. IV
p143
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — In charge of works of river and harbor improvement in the upper

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 3, 1895)

Mississippi Valley until June 5, 1895. — First Assistant to the Chief of Engineers since June 8, 1895. — Member of the Missouri River Commission to July 11, 1895. — Member of the Lighthouse Board from Aug. 24, 1895 to ––––

Vol. V
p113
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — First Assistant to the Chief of Engineers June 8, 1895 to Aug. 15, 1903. — Member of the Missouri River Commission to July 11, 1895. — Member of the Lighthouse Board from Aug. 24, 1895 to March 8, 1904.

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, May 3, 1901)

— Member of Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors from July 28, 1902, to May 7, 1903. — Member of Provisional General Staff from April 17, 1903; of General Council, Provisional General Staff, and Chief of the Third Division, Provisional General Staff, from June 4, to Aug. 15, 1903. — Member of the General Staff Corps from Aug. 15, 1903 to Jan. 22, 1904. — Member of Board for the government and direction of the work of the War College, subject to the instructions of the Chief of Staff, Aug. 15, 1903, to Jan. 22, 1904. — Member of Board to determine upon a site for a central military post in the Island of Oahu, Hawaii Territory, and to conduct a thorough and exhaustive military reconnoissance of the entire Hawaiian Archipelago, Oct. 20 to Dec., 1903.

(Brigadier-General, and Chief of Engineers, Jan. 23, 1904)

— In command of the Corps of Engineers and in charge of the Engineer Department from Jan. 23, 1904 to May 23, 1908. — Member of Board of Ordnance and Fortification from Jan. 30, 1904 to May 23, 1908. — Member of Board of Commissioners of the Soldiers' Home from Feb. 15, 1904 to May 23, 1908. — Member of Board to revise the report of the Endicott Board, to examine and report at what portents fortifications, or other defenses are most urgently required, Feb. 9, 1905 to Feb. 1, 1906. — Member of the Inland Waterways Commission from March 14, 1907 to May 23, 1908.

Retired from Active Service May 25, 1908,
by operation of law.

— Residence, Washington, D. C.

Vol. VI
p106
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born May 25, 1844.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, Chief of Engineers, Jan. 23, 1904.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, May 25, 1908,
By Operation of Law.

Assigned to active duty April 30, 1917, as Division and District Engineer, Rock Island, Ill., Engineering District.

Honorary Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers; Degree of Sc. D. conferred by the University of Pennsylvania.

Vol. VII
p75
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, Chief of Engineers, Jan. 23, 1904.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, May 25, 1908,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Feb. 23, 1921, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 76.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1921.

Buried, Forest Home Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI.a


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Mackenzie's burial place is from his AOG obituary.


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