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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III
p38
2062

(Born N. Y.)

James F. Gregory

(Ap'd N. Y.)

16

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: in garrison at Ft. Ethan Allen, Va., Oct. 1‑18, 1865, — Ft. Jefferson, Nov. 9 to Dec. 9, 1865, — and Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 5 to June 25, 1866; as Assistant Engineer in the Geodetic Survey of the

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

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

Northern Lakes, July 1, 1869, to Nov. 19, 1866; at Yerba Buena Island, Cal., with Engineer Company, Dec., 1869, to Mar. 31, 1871; as Assistant Engineer under the orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McFarland, Apr., 1871, to June 7, 1872, — on Boundary Survey along 49th parallel, June 7, 1872, to July 3,

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, June 13, 1874)

1876 (on leave of absence, July to Aug. 28, 1876), — and on Survey of Union and Central Pacific Railways, Aug. 31 to Nov. 25, 1876; as Chief Engineer of the Department of Texas, Dec. 11, 1876, to June 12, 1878 (protecting site of Ft. Brown, Tex., Jan. 2, 1877, to June 12, 1878); in command of Engineer Company at Willet's Point, N. Y., June 24 to Dec. 25, 1878; as Chief Engineer of the Division of the Missouri, Dec. 28, 1878, to Oct. 23, 1883; as Aide-de‑Camp to Lieut.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sheridan, July 15, 1881 (headquarters of the Army, Nov. 1, 1883), to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Aide-de‑Camp to the Lieut.‑General,
July 15, 1881)

Oct. 10, 1885; on temporary duty in office of the Chief of Engineers, Oct. 12, 1885 (leave of absence, Dec. 11, 1885, to Jan. 2, 1886), to Jan. 20, 1886; on Light-house duty, Feb. 1‑18, 1886; as Engineer of Fifth and Sixth Light-house Districts, Feb. 18, 1886, to July 15, 1887;

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 12, 1886)

and as Engineer Secretary of the Light-house Board since July 16, 1887.

Vol. IV
p151
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(James Fingal Gregory)

Military History. — Engineer Secretary Lighthouse Board, 1887 to June 24, 1891. — On sick leave in Europe to Dec. 16, 1891. — At Milwaukee, Wis., in charge of various river and harbor improvements and construction of bridges, Jan. 20, 1892 to Jan. 24, 1895. — On sick leave to June 24, 1895. — At Cincinnati, O., in charge of works and various river improvements, June 24, 1895, until he

Died July 31,a 1897, at Cincinnati, O.: Aged 54.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1898, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a His tombstone (q.v.) reads July 30th.


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