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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III
p55
2098

(Born Pa.)

Benjamin D. Critchlow

(Ap'd Pa.)

52

Born 1844.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

Second Lieut., 13th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 13th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Oct.‑Nov., 1865; on frontier duty at Ft. Larned, Kan., Dec., 1865, to Apr., 1866, — Ft. Sully, Dak., June, 1866, to Apr., 1868 (leave of absence, Aug. 31 to Nov. 23,

(Transferred to 22d Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

1867), — and Ft. Rice, Dak., to June 5, 1869.

Resigned, June 5, 1869.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
p155
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Civil Engineer.

Vol. V
p124
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — In general practice in California as a Civil Engineer and employed at various times as a locating and constructing railroad engineer. — Residence, Alameda, California.º

Vol. VI
p114
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Benjamin Dwight Critchlow, Born Feb. 26, 1844.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 13th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Transferred to 22d Infantry, Sept. 21, 1866.

Resigned, June 5, 1869.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer at Alamoso and other points in California;º employed at various times as a locating and constructing railroad engineer; resided for a time at New Brighton, Beaver County, Pa. (his birthplace).

Address: 2401 Queen Street, Bellingham, Washington.

Vol. VII
p79
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

First Lieutenant, 13th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

(Transferred to 22d Infantry, Sept. 21, 1866.)

Resigned, June 5, 1869.

p80 Civil History. — Civil Engineer at Alamosa, Colo.,º engaged in locating and constructing many railroads, among them the Great Northern, the Northern Pacific, the Texas Pacific, the Denver and Rio Grande, and particularly the Canadian Pacific through the Selkirks and across the Rockies; his last engineering work was for the Grand Trunk Pacific in the mountainous section in British Columbia; resided for a time at New Brighton, Beaver County, Pa. (his birthplace).

Died Nov. 19, 1922, at Bellingham, Wash.: Aged 78.

Buried, Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, WA.


Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Critchlow's birthdate is from his tombstone, q.v.


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