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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III
p310
2764

(Born O.)

Gustav J. Fiebeger

(Ap'd O.)

5

Born Akron, OH.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1875, to June 12, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Add. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 13, 1879.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, July 5 to Aug. 28, 1879; with Battalion

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Oct. 31, 1879)

of Engineers at Engineer School of Application, Willet's Point, Nov. 28, 1879, to June 8, 1882; on Special duty at Yorktown, Va., Oct. 8‑26, 1881; as Engineer Officer, Department of Arizona, June 30, 1882,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 15, 1882)

to Aug. 11, 1883; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Civil and Military Engineering, Aug. 28, 1883, to Aug. 28, 1887, and Principal Assistant, Aug. 29, 1887, to Aug. 28, 1888; and as Assistant to Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Craighill, at Norfolk, Va., Aug. 30 to Nov. 22, 1888, and since Nov. 22, 1888, in charge of various works of River and Harbor Improvement in Virginia and North Carolina.

Vol. IV
p307
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Served: In charge of various works of river and harbor improvement in Virginia and North Carolina, Nov. 22, 1888 to Nov. 10, 1891.

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 22, 1891)

— Assistant to Engineer Commission,º District of Columbia, and Secretary of Highway and Rock Creek Commissions, Nov. 10, 1891 to May 26, 1896.

(Professor of Civil and Military Engineering, U. S. Military Academy,
May 4, 1896)

— On duty at U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., to ––––

Vol. V
p285
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — On duty at U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., to –––––; member of Board of Overseers of Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, founded by Colonel Sylvanus Thayer; member of Advisory Board on construction of new buildings at West Point; Author of the following text books: Civil Engineering, Field Fortification, Permanent Fortification, Elements of Strategy, Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg, Campaigns of the American Civil War.

Vol. VI
p263
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Gustav Joseph Fiebeger, Born May 9, 1858.)

Military History. —

Captain, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 22, 1891.

Lieut.‑Colonel and Professor of Civil and Military Engineering,
U. S. Military Academy, May 4, 1896.

Colonel and Professor of Civil and Military Engineering,
U. S. Military Academy, May 4, 1906.º

At the U. S. Military Academy as Professor of Civil and Military Engineering; member of Board of Overseers of Thayer School of Engineering (founded by Colonel Sylvanus Thayer) at Dartmouth College; member of Advisory Board on construction of new buildings at West Point; author of the following text-books: Civil Engineering; Field Fortification; Permanent Fortifications; Elements of Strategy; Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg; Campaigns of the American Civil War.

Vol. VII
p156
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel and Professor of Civil and Military Engineering,
U. S. Military Academy, May 4, 1896.º

At U. S. Military Academy, Professor of Civil and Military Engineering, May 30, 1896, to Apr. 7, 1922; on leave of absence to May 9, 1922.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 9, 1922,
By Operation of Law.

On active duty in the Historical Section of the War College, Nov. 6, 1924 to Sept. 15, 1925.

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal.

"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services in a position of great responsibility as head of the Department of Civil and Military Engineering, he for 26 years instructed, both personally and by textbook, the officers of the Army in the principles of warfare, principles later fruitfully applied by many of these officers as commanders in the World War."

Residing in Washington, D. C., June, 1923 to –––––.

Vol. VIII
p56
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., May 9, 1922.

Residing in Washington, D. C., June, 1923 to 1939.

Died, Oct. 18, 1939, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 81.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1940.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Fiebeger's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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