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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1866

Vol. III
p66
2122

(Born O.)

James B. Quinn

(Ap'd O.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1862, to June 18, 1866, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 18, 1866.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in the Improvement of the Harbors of Lake Michigan, Oct. 1, 1866, to Sep. 20, 1867; with Engineer Company

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Mar. 7, 1867)

at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Sep., 1867, to Nov., 1869 (leave of absence, Aug. 1‑31, 1869); as Assistant Engineer under the orders of Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Blunt, Dec., 1869, to Aug. 8, 1870 (in charge of Fts. Jefferson and Taylor, Mar. 21 to Aug. 8, 1870, and of Seventh Light-house District, Mar. 21 to Sep. 1, 1870), — of Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Benham, Aug., 1870, to Apr. 27, 1871, — of Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Thom, May 1, 1871, to Nov. 13, 1872 (leave of absence, Nov. 6 to Dec. 6, 1871), — and of Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Howell, Nov. 25, 1872, to May 27, 1876; with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., June 20, 1876, to Apr. 30, 1881, being Battalion Quartermaster, Dec. 22, 1876, to Apr. 30, 1881 (temporary duty on Survey of Union and Central Pacific Railways, Aug. 31 to Dec., 1876, at Baltimore, Md., July 21 to Aug. 17, 1877, and on Survey of Boundary Line between the States of Virginia and West Virginia, Nov. 16‑30, 1878); under

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 4, 1879)

orders of the Mississippi River Commission, Apr. 30, 1881, to May 29, 1882, — and of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Suter, June 28, 1882, to Apr. 13, 1883; in charge of Improvement of Yellowstone River, Apr. 15, 1883, and of Missouri River from Sioux City to Ft. Benton (under Missouri River Commission from Oct. 24, 1884), to Sep. 20, 1886, — of Survey of the Missouri above Ft. Benton, July 16 to Oct. 21, 1884, — of Improvement of various Harbors on Lake Superior since Sep. 21, 1886, — of Supervision of Bridge across St. Louis River since Oct. 7, 1887, — and of various

(Major, Corps of Engineers, July 22, 1888)

Surveys, Water-level Observations, etc., since Sep. 4, 1888; and as Member of Board to establish Marquette Harbor Lines, since Nov. 19, 1888.

Vol. IV
p159
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Engineer officer in charge of river and harbor improvements of Louisiana, south of Red River, and defenses of New Orleans, La., and Sabine Pass, Tex., from Jan., 1891 to ––––

Vol. V
p128
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Engineer officer in charge of river and harbor improvements of Louisiana, south of Red River, and defenses of New Orleans, La., and Sabine Pass, Tex., from Jan., 1891 to Dec., 1899. — In charge of the river and harbor improvements on Atlantic Coast from Cape Charles City, Va., and south of James River, Va., to Albemarle Sound, N. C.; and in charge of the defenses at entrance of Chesapeake Bay, from Jan., 1900 to April, 1903. — Division Engineer of South Atlantic Division, and District Engineer of Savannah District, in charge of fortifications and river and harbor improvements on the Atlantic Coast, from Savannah, Ga., to entrance to Cumberland Sound, Fla., from March, 1903 to January, 1906. — In charge of the improvement of the Missouri River from Stubb's Ferry, Montana to mouth; and temporary charge of the reservoir system of the upper Mississippi River, and improvement p129of St. Croix River, and the construction of dams in Mississippi River above St. Paul, Minn., from March, 1906 to June, 1907.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired June 9, 1907, by operation of law.

— Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Vol. VI
p116
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(James Baird Quinn, Born June 9, 1843.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Corps of Engineers, May 5, 1906.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, June 9, 1907,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Feb. 23, 1915, at Woodstock, Md.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1915.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


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