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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1864

Vol. III
p21
2031

(Born Mas.)

Andrew N. Damrell

(Ap'd Mas.)

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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.,º Corps of Engineers, June 13, 1864.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1864‑66:1 . . . p22in obtaining and forwarding torpedoes and materials to Willet's Point,

(Bvt. Captain, Mar. 13, 1865, for Meritorious Services
at the Battle of Franklin, Ten.)

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865, for Meritorious Services
in the Battles before Nashville, Ten.)

N. Y., Aug. 8, 1865, to May 22, 1866.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Fort at Sandy Hook, N. J., July 2, 1866, to Sep. 11, 1867; in command of Engineer Detachment

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

at West Point, N. Y., and Asst. Instructor of Practical Military Engineering at the Military Academy, Sep. 27, 1867, to Sep. 8, 1868; on leave of absence, Sep. 8 to Oct. 26, 1868; as Assistant Engineer on the works under the superintendence of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Prime, Oct. 26, 1868, to May 15, 1869 (in charge, to Nov. 19, 1869), — under Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Reese, Nov. 19, 1869, to Sep. 23, 1870 (in charge, Sep. 23 to Dec. 5, 1870), — under Col. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Simpson, Dec. 5, 1870, to Aug. 19, 1872 (special duty under Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Abbot, Aug. 29 to Oct. 17, 1872), and Oct. 17, 1872, to June 23, 1873, — and under Lieut.‑Col. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Raynolds, Jan. 23 to Apr. 8, 1873; as Superintending Engineer of Light-houses on the Gulf of Mexico, Apr. 8, 1873, to Feb. 23, 1880, and of River and Harbor Improvements

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Aug. 8, 1882)

and Surveys (east of Pearl River) to Aug. 14, 1884, when he was relieved of the charge of a portion of the works in Florida, and superintending construction of the Defenses on the Gulf of Mexico, east of Pearl River (being directed, also, to assume charge of Forts Pickens, Fla., Morgan and Gaines, Ala., and Massachusetts, Mis., June 28, and Ft. McRee, Fla., July 15, 1884) to Aug. 30, 1884, when he was relieved of superintendence of all works of defense in Florida, and River and Harbor Improvements in Georgia and Florida, and since that date has continued in charge of Fort on Ship Island, and of River and Harbor Improvements in Mississippi, of Forts Morgan and Gaines, and Improvement of Mobile Harbor and Black Warrior and Tombigbee Rivers; in charge of various Surveys, Bridge Constructions, removal of Wrecks, etc., in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, 1883‑90; as Consulting Engineer for the establishment of a Quarantine Station at Ship Island, Mis., Jan. 15 to Feb. 23, 1886; and as Member of various Engineer Boards, 1883‑86.

Vol. IV
p145
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Stationed at Mobile, Ala., in charge of the fortifications of Mobile and Mississippi Sound, and of improvement of rivers and harbors in western Alabama and eastern Mississippi and of Bogue Chitto, La., Nov. 11, 1868 to Oct. 12, 1895.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 12, 1895)

— At Portland, Me., in charge of fortification and river and harbor works in Maine and New Hampshire, Oct. 14, 1895 to May 1, 1897. — At Mobile, Ala., Engineer 7th and 8th Lighthouse Districts, from May 3, 1897 to ––––

Vol. V
p115
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: At Mobile, Ala., Engineer 7th and 8th Lighthouse Districts, from May 3, 1897 to Jan. 29, 1903.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Oct. 12, 1895)

Retired from Active Service Jan. 29, 1903,
for disability in the line of duty.

(Colonel, U. S. Army, Retired, with rank from April 23, 1904)

Died June 27, 1909, at Mobile, Ala.: Aged 69.


The Author's Note:

1 The history of this officer, from June 13, 1864, to Aug. 8, 1865, not being furnished by the official records, and he not having supplied it, though several times requested, this blank became unavoidable.


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