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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III
p108
2222

(Born Wis.)

Edgar Walesº Bass1

(Ap'd Min.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1864, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 15, 1868.

Served: with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1868, to Aug. 28, 1869; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Feb. 15, 1869)

Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Aug. 28, 1869, to Feb. 27, 1874; as

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Feb. 14, 1871)

Assistant Astronomer of the U. S. Expedition to New Zealand, to observe the transit of Venus, Mar. 1, 1874, to Sep. 29, 1875; in command of Engineer Company at Willet's Point, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1875, to Feb. 28, 1876, and Adjutant of the Engineer Battalion to Sep. 15, 1876; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental

(Professor of Mathematics, Military Academy, Apr. 17, 1878)

Philosophy, Sep. 15, 1876, to May 2, 1878, — and as Professor of Mathematics, since May 2, 1878.

Civil History. — Author of "Introduction to the Differential Calculus," 1887.

Vol. IV
p177
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Professor of Mathematics, Military Academy, May 2, 1878 to Oct. 7, 1898.

(Retired at his own request, after over 30 Years' service, Oct. 7, 1898)

— Residence, New York, N. Y.

Vol. V
p148
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, New York, N. Y.

Civil History. — Member Minnesota Historical Society; American Mathematical Society; American Archaeological Institute; American Association for the Advancement of Science; U. S. Solar Eclipse Expedition, Colorado, 1878; Military Order Loyal Legion. — Author of Elements of Trigonometry (Ludlow's), 1888; Elements of Dif. Calculus, 1896.

Vol. VI
p132
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Oct. 30, 1843.)

Military History. —

Professor of Mathematics, U. S. M. A., April 17, 1878.

Retired, Oct. 7, 1898,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Member Minnesota Historical Society; American Mathematical Society; American Archaeological Institute; American Association for the Advancement of Science; U. S. Solar Eclipse Expedition, Colorado, 1878; Military Order Loyal Legion; author of Elements of Trigonometry (Ludlow's), 1888; Elements of Dif. Calculus, 1896.

Died, Nov. 6, 1918, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 75.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1919.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


The Author's Note:

1 Edgar W. Bass, before becoming a Cadet, enlisted, Aug. 13, 1862, in the 8th Minnesota Volunteers; became Quartermaster-Sergeant, Dec., 1862; served against the Sioux Indians to June 1, 1864; and was discharged June 30, 1864, to enter the Military Academy.


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