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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III
p30
2047

(Born Ct.)

Charles W. Raymond

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 23, 1865.

Served: As Asst. to the Special Board of Engineers for meliorating the Fortifications in the vicinity of Boston, Mas., Oct. 1, 1865, to Sep. 17, 1866; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the Defenses of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Harbor, Cal., Dec. 3‑28, 1866; as Recorder of the Board of Engineers for the Pacific Coast, Dec. 28, 1866, to Mar. 3,

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 21, 1867)

1869; as Assistant Engineer of the Defenses at Lime Point, San Francisco Harbor, Cal., Apr. 24 to July 7, 1868, and Nov. 5, 1868, to Mar. 3, 1869, — and of repairs and reconstruction of Ft. Stevens, Or., July 7 to Nov. 5, 1868; on Special duty on the Staff of the Commanding General of the Division of the Pacific, Mar. 3, 1869, to Jan. 7, 1870, being engaged in command of the Exploration of the Yukon River in Alaska, Apr. 6 to Nov. 6, 1869; as Secretary of the Board of Engineers for Fortifications, and Harbor and River Obstructions required for the Defense of the Territory of the United States, Jan. 7, 1870, to June 16, 1871; in command of Engineer Company at Willet's Point, N. Y. June 16, 1871, to Aug. 23, 1872; at the Military Academy, as Principal Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Aug. 28, 1872, to Feb. 27, 1874, and Aug. 31, 1875, to July 1, 1878; in command of U. S. Expedition to Northern Tasmania, to observe the Transit of Venus, Mar. 3, 1874, to Aug. 27, 1875; as Instructor of Practical Military Engineering, Military Signaling, and Telegraphy, at the Military Academy, Aug. 28, 1878, to Aug. 27, 1881; as Superintending Engineer of Construction of Water-works and Cadets' Hospital at West Point, N. Y., Sep., 1879, and of Cadet Barracks Extension, July, 1880, to Aug. 27, 1881; in command of Engineer Company at Willet's Point, N. Y., Aug. 30, 1881, to Jan. 13, 1883; in charge of River and Harbor Improvements, Surveys, and Coast Defenses in Massachusetts, Jan. 18, 1883, to Feb. 4, 1886; as Engine of First and Second Light-house Districts, Jan. 31 to Dec. 1, 1883, and Nov. 21, 1884, to Sep. 9, 1885; in charge of removal

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 20, 1883)

of wreck in Gloucester Harbor, Mas., Oct. 24, 1883, to Apr. 10, 1884, — and of Levees and various Improvements on Mississippi River from Warrenton to its Delta, Feb. 27 to Dec. 4, 1886; as Assistant to the Chief of Engineers at Washington, D. C., Dec. 7, 1886, to Jan. 27, 1888; and as p31Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia, since Jan. 26, 1888.

Civil History. — Degree of Ph. D. conferred by Lafayette College, Pa., 1875. Author of various mathematical papers on subjects connected with Terrestrial Magnetism, 1871‑78.

Vol. IV
p147
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: As Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia, Jan. 26, 1888 to Feb. 1, 1890; in charge of construction of defenses of Philadelphia and Delaware River and of improvements of Philadelphia Harbor, Delaware River, Delaware Breakwater, National Harbor of Refuge in Delaware Bay, and other rivers and harbors, Feb. 13, 1890 to –––––; Engineer 4th Lighthouse District, April 3, 1890 to May 2, 1890, and Feb. 24, 1894 to Sept. 30, 1895; member of the following named boards and commissions, 1890 to 1899: The Board of Engineers; the New York and Philadelphia Harbor-line Boards; Hudson River; Philadelphia Harbor; National Harbor of Refuge at p148Sandy Bay, Cape Ann, Mas.; Deep Water Harbor at San Pedro or Santa Monica Bays, Cal.; Maximum Span practicable for Suspension Bridges; Practicable Span for Bridge over Hudson River at New York (Chairman); Pensacola Harbor, Fla.; Pocomoke River, Md.; Christiana River, Del.; Delaware River dikes; Wilmington Harbor, Del.; Harbor of Refuge at Point Judith, R. I.; Belle Isle Inlet, Mas.; New York Harbor; Water-power at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; Commissions on National Harbor of Refuge in Delaware Bay; Wilmington Harbor, Del.; Deep Waterways from Great Lakes to Atlantic (President).

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, May 18, 1898)

Vol. V
p117
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — (Served by authority of the Secretary of War, while a cadet on leave of absence from the Military Academy, as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.D. N. Couch, commanding the Department of the Susquehanna, during the Gettysburg Campaign, June and July, 1863) — Served: In charge of construction of defenses of Philadelphia and Delaware River and of improvement of Delaware River, Feb. 13, 1890 to Oct. 1, 1901. — In charge of Delaware Breakwater, Harbor of Refuge in Delaware Bay, and other rivers and harbors, Feb. 13, 1890 to June 12, 1902; and Aug. 20, 1902 to Sept. 30, 1902. — Member of the Board of Engineers, May 6, 1901 to June 11, 1904. — Member of the Council of the Permanent International Commission of Navigation Congresses, Brussels, Belgium, since 1902. — Delegate to Ninth Navigation Congress at Duesseldorf, Germany, 1902. — Attending meeting of Council at Brussels, Belgium, May, 1903. — Chairman of American Section of Permanent International Commission of Navigation Congresses, 1903 to –––––. In charge of river and harbor works on southern shore of Long Island, Feb. 1, 1902 to June 12, 1902. — In charge of river and harbor works in northeastern New Jersey, Feb. 1, 1902, to June 12, 1902, and Aug. 20, 1902 to June 13, 1904.

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 23, 1904)

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., June 11, 1904)

Retired from Active Service June 11, 1904,
at his own request, after over 40 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Chairman Board of Engineers, New York Tunnel Extension of Pennsylvania Railroad since Jan. 11, 1902. — Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. — Member of the Washington Academy of Sciences.

Vol. VI
p109
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Charles Walker Raymond, Born Jan. 14, 1842.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 23, 1904.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., June 11, 1904.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 11, 1904,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Chairman Board of Engineers, New York Tunnel Extension of Pennsylvania Railroad since Jan. 11, 1902; member of the American Society of Civil Engineers; member of the Washington Academy of Sciences.

Died May 3, 1913, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1913.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


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