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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p271
2642

(Born Ill.)

Walter L. Fisk

(Ap'd Io.)

2

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1873, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 15, 1877.

Served: at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, July 5 to Aug. 25, 1877 (leave of absence, to Dec. 1, 1877); with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., as Adjutant, Treasurer, commanding Company, etc., Dec. 10, 1877, to

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Apr. 9, 1880)

Sep. 14, 1880, — as Assistant to Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Gillmore, Sep. 15, 1880, to Jan. 29, 1882, — and to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Mansfield, Feb. 8, 1882, to Oct. 3, 1884, being on leave of absence, July 2 to Oct. 1, 1882, and temporary in charge of various works in Texas, Aug. 1 to Oct. 1, 1883; as Secretary and Disbursing Officer of the Missouri River Commission, Oct. 7, 1884, to Aug. 26, 1885; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Civil and Military Engineering, Aug. 28, 1885, to Aug. 29, 1887; on

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 10, 1887)

duty in the office of the Chief of Engineers, Sep. 1 to Oct. 31, 1887; in charge of various works of Defense in Florida and Louisiana, River and Harbor Improvements in Louisiana and Texas, Channel Measurements of South Pass of the Mississippi, and various Surveys, since Sep. 1, 1887; and Engineer of the Seventh and Eighth Light-house Districts, since Nov. 8, 1887.

Vol. IV
p275
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Stationed at New Orleans, La., to Feb. 9, 1891, in charge of works for defense of New Orleans, Key West, and Dry Tortugas, and of certain river and harbor works. — (In charge of these works, etc., from Nov. 1, 1887.) — Engineer of 7th and 8th Lighthouse Districts. — Relieved of charge of defensive and river and harbor works, Jan. 31, 1891, and of lighthouse duties, Feb. 9, 1891. — At Duluth, Min., Feb. 14, 1891 to Oct. 10, 1892; in charge of river and harbor works on Lake Superior from Feb. 28, 1891. — At Willets Point, N. Y., October 15, 1892 to Oct. 31, 1895 (on duty at U. S. Engineer School and with Battalion of Engineers; in command of Company A, Battalion of Engineers; instructor of submarine mining and member of three General Courts-Martial). — At Portland, Ore., Nov. 11, 1895 to July 6, 1899.

(Major, Corps of Engineers, July 5, 1898)

— In charge of river and harbor works from Nov. 12, 1895, of defensive works at mouth of Columbia River, Oregon and Washington, from Dec. p27631, 1895; Engineer 13th Lighthouse District from Dec. 17, 1895; member of Board to examine and report upon sites for a military post and defenses, Jan. 16-Dec. 10, 1896; member of Board for the examination for promotion of certain officers of the Corps of Engineers, Jan. 7, 1896-Sept. 8, 1897; Advisory Engineer to Board of officers for the examination for a military post on Puget Sound, Wash., Jan. 29-Dec. 10, 1896; member of Board of Engineer Officers to report on the most feasible route for the waterway connecting Puget Sound with Lakes Union and Washington, March 1‑23, 1898; member of Board of Engineer Officers to report upon harbor lines at Seattle and Tacoma, Wash., March 1-July 28, 1898; Inspector of 13th Lighthouse District, April 12-May 21, 1898; and member of Board of officers for the examination of applicants for commissions in the 2d U. S. Volunteer Engineers, June 7, 1898. — At Washington, D. C., July 13, 1899 to Sept. 25, 1899; on temporary duty in the office of the Chief of Engineers. — At Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 26, 1899 to –––––; in charge of defenses of Portsmouth, and river and harbor improvements between Boston Harbor, Mas., and Portland Harbor, Me.

Vol. V
p252
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: At Portsmouth, N. H., Sept. 26, 1899 to Dec. 15, 1900; in charge of defenses of Portsmouth, and river and harbor improvements between Boston Harbor, Mass., and Portland Harbor, Me.; at Detroit, Mich., Dec. 16, 1900 to June 15, 1905; in charge of survey of the Northern and Northwestern Lakes, also, during a part of that time in charge of certain river and harbor improvements in Michigan; en route to San Francisco, Cal., to Manila, P. I., June 30 to July 26, 1905; Chief Engineer Officer, Philippines Division, July 26, 1905 to Aug. 12, 1907;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 15, 1905)

— In charge of Office of Port Works, Philippine Civil Government, Aug. 16, 1905 to Oct. 31, 1905; Director of Port Works, Philippine Islands, Nov. 1, 1905 to Nov. 6, 1906; member two boards of officers for examination for promotion of officers of the Corps of Engineers; of two boards of officers on defense of Manila and of various other boards for various purposes while in Philippines; leave of absence to visit China and Japan, May 9 to June 25, 1907; en route Manila to San Francisco, Aug. 14 to Sept. 16, 1907; at Washington, D. C., Sept. 27, 1907 to Jan. 17, 1908, temporary duty, Office Chief of Engineers, and temporary member Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors; leave of absence, Dec. 19, 1907 to Jan. 8, 1908; at Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 18, 1908, to ––––

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Aug. 7, 1908)

— Division Engineer, Lakes Division, Feb. 15, 1908, to –––––; in charge of defensive works on lake shores of New York; of river and harbor improvements from Erie, Pa., to international boundary on St. Lawrence River; Engineer, 10th Lighthouse District, Jan. 27, 1908, to –––––.

Vol. VI
p225
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Walter Leslie Fisk, Born Jan. 8, 1855.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 15, 1905.

At Buffalo, N. Y., Division Engineer, Lakes Division; in charge of defensive works on lake shores of New York; in charge of River and Harbor Improvements from Erie, Pa., to International Boundary on St. Lawrence River, and Engineer, 10th Lighthouse District, Jan., 1908, to

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Aug. 7, 1908)

Oct. 15, 1910; President Mississippi River Commission, July 1, 1910, to March 10, 1911; at St. Louis, Mo., Engineer Western Division, Oct. 16, 1910, to March 10, 1911; on leave of absence, March 11 to July 10, 1911.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 10, 1911,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Recalled to active service; at Baltimore, Md., under orders of Chief of Engineers, April 12, 1917, to May 31, 1919, when he was relieved from further active duty and ordered to his home.

Vol. VII
p138
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 10, 1911,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Vol. VIII
p53
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., July 10, 1911.

Vol. IX
p40
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Col Ret 10 Jul 11

Died, Jan. 26, 1943, at Beloit, Wis.: Aged 88.


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