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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III
p32
2051

(Born Pa.)

Milton Butlerº Adams

(Ap'd O.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 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. Engineer on Harbor Improvements in Massachusetts Bay, Oct. 1, 1865, to July 27, 1866; on Engineer Recruiting Service, Nov. 3, 1865, to July 27, 1866; on sick leave of absence, July 27 to Aug. 31, 1866; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Aug. 31, 1866, to July 17, 1868; as Assistant Engineer under the orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McAllister, Oct. 26 to Dec., 1868, of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Prime, Dec., 1868, to Apr. 20, 1869, — of Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Lydecker, Apr. 20 to Jun. 1869, — and of Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Howell, June to July 3, 1869; as Chief Engineer of the Department of the Platte, July 14, 1869, to Mar., 1870; as Assistant Engineer under the orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Weitzel, Mar., 1870, to May 25, 1871, — and of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McFarland,

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, June 6, 1870)

May 25 to June 8, 1871; on leave of absence and absent sick, p33June 10 to Oct. 7, 1871; at Willet's Point with Battalion of Engineers, Oct. 7, 1871, to Aug. 14, 1872; as Assistant Engineer under the orders of Major Weitzel, Sep. 4, 1872, to July 3, 1874, — of Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Blunt, and of Major McFarland, July 15, 1874 (leave of absence, Nov. 24 to Dec. 29, 1874, and Dec. 23, 1875, to Jan. 23, 1876), to Dec. 28, 1878, and of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wilson, Dec. 28, 1878, to Oct. 6, 1882; in charge of Harbor Improvements on Lake Erie, Oct. 4, 1882, to Nov. 27, 1883, — of

(Major, Corps of Engineers, July 3, 1883)

River and Harbor Improvements and Surveys in Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas, Dec. 11, 1883, to July 3, 1884; awaiting orders, July 3 to Aug. 1, 1884; as Engineer Officer of the Division of the Pacific and Department of California, Sep. 27, 1884, to Feb. 3, 1885; in charge of River and Harbor Improvements and Surveys on St. Lawrence River and Lake Champlain and their tributaries since Feb. 20, 1885, — of Ft. Montgomery since Feb. 20, 1885, — and of supervision of Bridge Construction at Grand Isle, Vt., since July 10, 1889.

Vol. IV
p148
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — In charge of the defensive works of Fort Montgomery, p149N. Y., and in temporary charge of Forts Porter, Niagara, and Ontario, N. Y. — In charge of the improvements of the harbors at Ogdensburg and Plattsburg, N. Y., and of Burlington, Vt., the channel between North and South Hero Islands, and of the breakwater construction at Rouse's Point and Gordon Landing; also in temporary charge of the harbors at Charlotte, Great Sodus, Little Sodus, Oswego, and Sacketts Harbor, N. Y., from July 1, 1890 to Nov., 1892. — Engineer of the 9th and 11th Lighthouse Districts, Detroit, Mich., Nov. 18, 1892. — Relieved of the charge of the 9th Lighthouse District, Oct. 10, 1898, and of the 11th Lighthouse District, Jan. 11, 1899. — Under orders to take station at Nashville, Ten., in charge of the slack-water improvements of the Cumberland River.

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

— Tendered his services to the War Department for active service in the Spanish-American war.

Vol. V
p118
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: In charge of improvement of rivers and harbors in the Nashville, Tenn., District, from Jan. 11, 1899 to April 22, 1903. — In charge of river and harbor works in the Grand Rapids, Mich., District, from April 30, 1903

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

to March 1, 1909.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired April 11, 1909, by operation of law.

Died June 21, 1909, at Sharon, Pa.: Aged 64.

Buried, Grove Cemetery, New Brighton, PA.


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