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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

James Clarenceº Post

(Ap'd N. Y.)


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

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 23, 1865.

Served: on Artillery duty at the Military Academy, July 5 to Sep. 1, 1865; in garrison at Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 8, 1865, to Jan. 10, 1866; as

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, May 1, 1866)

Acting Ordnance Officer, Department of Arkansas, Jan. 10 to July 1,

(Transferred, June 2, 1866, to Rank as First Lieut.,
Corps of Engineers, May 1, 1866)

1866; with Engineer Company at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., July 1, 1866, to Mar. 1, 1867; on leave of absence, Mar. 1 to May 23, 1867; as Asst. Engineer in the Improvement of Boston Harbor, Mas., May 23 to July 24, 1867, — and in the construction of the Defenses of Portsmouth Harbor, N. H., July 24 to Sep. 1, 1867; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 31, 1867, to Sep. 1, 1871; at Willet's Point, N. Y., with Engineer Battalion, Sep. 8, 1871, to June 11, 1874,

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 10, 1871)

 p37  being Adjutant and Treasurer, June 15 to Sep. 13, 1872; as Assistant Engineer, under the orders of Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Gillmore, June 11, 1874 (temporary duty at Centennial Exhibition, Sep. 29 to Dec. 15, 1876, and leave of absence in Europe, Mar. 22 to Nov. 4, 1881), to Nov. 27, 1882, and in temporary charge of his works to Apr. 2, 1883; in charge of River Improvements and Surveys in West Virginia and Kentucky, May 1, 1883, to May 6, 1887, and of Wabash and White Rivers, July 16 to Oct. 4, 1884; as Assistant to the Chief of Engineers at Washington, D. C.,

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Sep. 16, 1886)

May 12, 1887, to Mar. 18, 1889; as Military Attaché to the U. S. Legationº at London, Eng., and on professional duty in Europe, since July 3, 1889; and as Member of various Engineer Boards, 1883‑90.

Civil History. — Quarantine Commissioner of South Carolina, 1880‑81.

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

Military History. — Military Attaché to the U. S. Legationº at London, and on professional duty in Europe, July 3, 1889 to Dec. 23, 1893. — In charge of river and harbor works, etc., on the Pacific coast in Oregon and Washington, Feb. 10, 1894 to Dec. 21, 1895. — Engineer of the 13th Lighthouse District and member of various boards. — Under orders to take charge of the St. Mary's Falls Canal and other river and harbor works, Dec., 1895. — Delegate to the Geographical Congress at Berne. — Member of the International Maritime Congress in London.

Died Jan. 6, 1896, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 52.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1896, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

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