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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1819

Vol. I
p206
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(Born D. C.)

William A. Eliason

(Ap'd D. C.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 15, 1815, to July 1, 1819, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1819.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Ft. Washington, Md., 1819‑22, — and of Ft. Monroe, Va., 1822‑25; as Superintending

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 28, 1823)

Engineer of the construction of Ft. Macon, N. C., 1825‑30, — of the opening of Ocracoke Inlet, N. C., 1828‑30, — of the preservation of Pea-Patch Island, Del., 1831‑32, — of the improvement of Harbors in Delaware River, 1831‑32, — of repairs of the defenses of Charleston harbor,

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 5, 1832)

S. C., 1832‑34, — and of the construction of Fts. Monroe and Calhoun, Hampton Roads, Va., 1834‑38.

Died, June 15, 1839, near Alexandria, D. C.: Aged 39.


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