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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born D. C.)

A. Macomb Miller1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Nov. 1, 1843, Washington, DC.a

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 Assistant to the Special Board of Engineers for meliorating the Fortifications in the vicinity of New York, Oct. 1, 1865, to May 29, 1866, and Secretary of the Board, Apr. 8 to May 18, 1867; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the Defenses of the inner harbor of New York, May 29, 1866, to Oct. 5, 1867; on Engineer Recruiting Service, Dec. 14, 1866, to June, 1869; as Acting Secretary of the Board of Engineers for Fortifications, Nov., 1867, to Nov. 10, 1868; as Assistant Engineer on the works in charge of Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Newton, Nov. 10, 1868,

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 22, 1869)

to Apr. 1, 1870, — and of Improvement of Lake Superior and Michigan Harbors, Apr. 1, 1870, to Aug., 1872; as Principal Assistant Professor of Engineering, at the Military Academy, Aug. 29, 1872, to Aug. 30, 1876; in command of Engineer Company, at Willet's Point, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1876, to June 18, 1882; in charge of River and Harbor Improvements and Surveys in Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas, and Water-gauges on the Mississippi and its principal tributaries, June 30, 1882, to Aug. 27, 1884, — of Improvements on the Mississippi River from Island No. 40 to mouth of White River, and Member of Board thereon, Aug. 30, 1882, to Aug. 31, 1884, — of Improvement

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Apr. 16, 1883)

 p32  of Rivers in Missouri and Indiana since Sep. 30, 1884, — of removal of snags, etc., in Missouri River, since Nov. 24, 1884, and in the Mississippi, since Dec. 1, 1884, — of the Improvement of Mississippi River between the mouths of the Illinois and Ohio, since Nov. 13, 1886, — of various surveys in Missouri and Illinois, since Sep. 27, 1886, — and supervision of Bridge across the Mississippi at St. Louis, Mo., since Dec. 5, 1888; and as Member of various Engineer Boards on River and Harbor Improvements, Bridge Constructions, etc., 1885‑90.

Civil History. — Translator from the French of Barois "L'Irrigation en Egypte," 1888.

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

(Alexander Macomb Miller)

Military History. — Served: At St. Louis, Mo., to March 4, 1893, in charge of the improvement of the Mississippi River, removal of snags, etc; Mississippi River between the mouths of the Missouri and Ohio rivers; Harbor at St. Louis, Mo.; Osage, Gasconade, and Kaskaskia rivers; supervision over the construction of bridges across the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Mo., and Alton, Ill. — At Galveston, Tex., from March 4, 1893 to Sept. 10, 1897, in charge of the improvement of Galveston Harbor and Bay, of the harbor at Brazos Santiago, and of various improvements to channels; supervision over the construction of various bridges in Texas. — In charge of construction of defensive works and of mining casemate at Galveston, Tex.; in charge of survey of Galveston Island, etc., and of various preliminary examinations of rivers. — At New York, N. Y., from Sept. 30, 1897 to July 6, 1898, in charge of the defensive works on Lake Champlain, N. Y.; of the improvement of Burlington Harbor and Otter Creek, Vt.; of the Narrows at Lake Champlain, New York and Vermont; of various harbors in New York and New Jersey; supervision of the construction of bridges in Vermont, and of two bridges across Hudson River between the city of New York and the State of New Jersey; of certain work of the Hudson Tunnel Railway Company, and of bridges in New Jersey. — At Washington, D. C., from July 11, 1898 to –––––; in charge of the Washington Aqueduct, increasing the water supply of Washington, D. C., and investigating water supply of Washington, D. C. — Member of various Boards of Officers on river and harbor work and bridges, and examination of officers for promotion.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, July 5, 1898)

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

Military History. — Served: At Washington, D. C., from July 11, 1898, in charge of the Washington Aqueduct, increasing the water supply of Washington, D. C., and investigating water supply of Washington, D. C., and from January 9, 1904, in charge of fortification and river and harbor works

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1904)

to Sept. 14, 1904.

Died Sept. 14, 1904, on board Steamer "Potomac" on the Rappahannock River near Irvington, Va.: Aged 60.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1905, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Morris S. Miller, Lieut.‑Colonel, Quartermaster Department.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Miller's birthdate is from his AOG obituary.

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