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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III
p34
2055

(Born N. Y.)

William S. Stanton

(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 Assistant Engineer on the Defenses of New Orleans, La., Dec. 6, 1865, to July 28, 1868, — on Survey of Galveston Harbor, Tex., May 15, 1867, to May 29, 1868, — in Eighth Light-house District, Dec., 1867, to Jan. 30, 1868, — on Improvement of the Pass à l'Outre, Mouth of the Mississippi, June, 1868, — and on the Defenses of Boston Harbor, Mas., Aug. 7, 1868 (leave of absence, Nov. 5 to Dec. 5, 1869), to Dec. 18, 1869; with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., Dec. 18, 1869

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 14, 1871)

(leave of absence, Dec. 22, 1870, to Jan. 21, 1871), to Mar. 5, 1871; p35on sick leave of absence, Mar. 5, 1871, to Feb. 19, 1872; as Assistant Engineer on the Harbor Improvements of Massachusetts, Feb. 19, 1872, to June 11, 1874 (leave of absence, Feb. 14 to Mar. 16, 1873, and Mar. 13 to Apr. 12, 1874), — and Examination of the Upper Penobscot River, Me., Aug., 1873; as Chief Engineer of the Department of the Platte, June 26, 1874, to Aug. 22, 1881, making various reconnoissances, and serving with several expeditions against hostile Indians, being engaged in the Action of Rosebud Creek, Mon., June 17, 1876 (leave of absence, Sep. 12 to Oct. 27, 1876, and Sep. 2 to Nov. 17, 1878); as Instructor of Practical Military Engineering, Signaling, and Telegraphy, Military Academy, Aug. 28, 1881, to Aug. 29, 1885, and in charge of Construction of Cadet Barracks at West Point, N. Y., Sep. 8, 1881, to July, 1883; and Engineer

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 19, 1884)

of First and Second Light-house Districts, since Sep. 9, 1885.

Vol. IV
p149
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Engineer 1st and 2d Lighthouse Districts, Sept. 9, 1885 to Dec. 24, 1891; in charge of improvement of harbors and rivers in North Carolina, and of Wingate Bay and Georgetown Harbor, S. C., Dec. 30, 1891 to Oct. 31, 1895; of improvement of harbors on Lake Ontario east of Wilson, and of fortifications on Lake Ontario, Nov. 6, 1895 to June 30, 1898; on harbors and of defenses on Lake Champlain, Aug. 1, 1896 to Sept. 30, 1897; of the St. Lawrence River p150and of Ogdensburg Harbor, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1896 to June 30, 1898; Engineer 10th Lighthouse District, Aug., 1891 to June 30, 1898; member of Board to investigate and report upon improvement of outer bar at Brunswick, Ga., in 1894‑95 and 1896; and of Board to report as to the feasibility and advisability of improving a canal connecting Lake Erie with the Ohio River through Ohio, Nov. 25, 1895 to Feb. 12, 1896; member of General Court-Martial convened at Savannah, Ga., Jan. 12 to April 30, 1898; Engineer 1st and 2d Lighthouse Districts, from May 28, 1898 to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 7, 1900)

Vol. V
p119
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Engineer 1st and 2d Lighthouse Districts, from May 28, 1898 to June 15, 1906. — In command of improvement of harbors and rivers in Massachusetts from Chatham Harbor to Lynn Harbor, May 31, 1901 to Aug. 31, 1903, and in Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts from Saco River to Chatham, and on Lake Champlain, Aug. 31, 1903 to March 31, 1905, and in Massachusetts, north of Cape Cod and on Lake Champlain, March 31, 1905 to June 16, 1906. — Member of Board to report on modification of construction of breakwater at Sandy Bay, Cape Ann, Mass., July 5 to Sept. 18, 1902.

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Sept. 14, 1904)

— In charge of fortifications in Portsmouth Harbor, N. H., Aug. 31, 1903 to March 31, 1905, and in Boston Harbor, Mass., and on Lake Champlain, Aug. 31, 1903 to June 16, 1906. — On leave of absence in Europe, June 16 to Sept. 9, 1906.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired Sept. 9, 1906, by operation of law.

— Residence, Brookline, Mass.

Vol. VI
p110
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(William Sanford Stanton, Born Sept. 9, 1842.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Sept. 14, 1904.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired Sept. 9, 1906,
By Operation of Law.

Died, June 14, 1918, at Boston, Mass.: Aged 75.


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