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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III
p365
2969

(Born Pa.)

George Arthurº Zinn

(Ap'd Pa.)

1

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1879, to June 13, 1883, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 13, 1883.

Served: with the Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1883 (on detached service at Creedmoor, N. Y., Sep. 5 to Oct. 1,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 2, 1884)

1884), to Feb. 17, 1886, and temporarily with Company at West Point, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1886, to Mar. 21, 1887; as Assistant to Major Ernst, Apr. 1, 1887, to Aug. 23, 1888; and at Willet's Point, as Quartermaster of the Battalion of Engineers, and Instructor in Military Photography at the Engineer School of Application, since Aug. 27, 1888.

Vol. IV
p366
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: As Post Quartermaster and Commissary and Battalion Quartermaster at Willets Point, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1888 to April 4, 1891. — On duty under Department of State, Washington, D. C., in connection with International American Conference, Dec. 30, 1889 to April 7, 1890. — At Fort Monroe, Va., April 8, 1891 to May 4, 1894, as Assistant to Engineer Officer in charge of fortifications. — At St. Louis, Mo., May 7, 1894

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 3, 1895)

to Sept. 8, 1895, as Secretary of Mississippi River Commission. — At Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 12, 1895 to Aug. 11, 1898, in charge of improving Fox River, Wis., and certain harbors on Lake Michigan. — At Louisville, Ky., in charge of improving falls of the Ohio River, Green and Kentucky rivers, Ky., and certain other works, from Aug. 15, 1898 to ––––

Vol. V
p339
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — At Louisville, Ky., in charge of improving falls of the Ohio River, Green and Kentucky Rivers, Ky., and certain other works, from Aug. 15, 1898 to July 6, 1900; en route to Manila, P. I., July 6, 1900 to Sept. 3, 1900; Engineer Officer, Department of Northern Luzon, at Manila, P. I., from Sept. 6, 1900 to Oct. 1, 1901; in command of Company B, 1st Battalion of Engineers, Oct. 1, 1901; en route from Manila, P. I., to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., in command of Engineer Battalion, Oct. 18 to Dec. 26; at Jefferson Barracks, Dec. 26, 1901 to April 10, 1902; at Fort Leavenworth, Kas., in command of Company B, 1st Battalion of Engineers, April 11, 1902 to Feb. 27, 1903; at Wheeling, W. Va., in charge of construction of locks and dams, Ohio River and of improvement of various rivers in West Virginia, March 2, 1903 to

(Major, Corps of Engineers, April 13, 1903)

May 15, 1907; at Portland, Maine, in charge of fortifications and river and harbor improvements, Maine and New Hampshire, from May 17, 1907 to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, May 8, 1908)

Vol. VI
p347
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Jan. 24, 1861.)

Military History. —

Major, Corps of Engineers, April 13, 1903.

At Portland, Me., in charge of fortifications and of river and harbor improvements, Maine and New Hampshire, May 17, 1907, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, May 8, 1908)

Oct. 26, 1910; at Chicago, Ill., Chief Engineer, Department of the Lakes; Division Engineer, Central Division, in charge of improvement of Lake Harbors and of Illinois River, Oct. 28, 1910, to

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Aug. 12, 1913)

Aug. 14, 1913; at Philadelphia, Pa., in charge of fortifications and of river and harbor improvements on Delaware River, Aug. 16, 1913, to June 21, 1916; at Columbus, N. M., and at Colonia Dublan, Mexico, with Punitive Expedition and in command of 2nd Regiment of Engineers, June 24, 1916, to Feb. 7, 1917; at El Paso, Texas, commanding same regiment, Feb. 9 to May 24, 1917; (Divisional Engineer, 2nd Provisional Infantry Division, March 31 to May 24, 1917); at Portland, Oregon, Division Engineer, North Pacific Division, in charge of fortifications and of river and harbor improvement work in Oregon and Washington, June 1, 1917, to Sept. 10, 1919.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 10, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Vol. VII
p196
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 10, 1919,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Vol. VIII
p64
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Sept. 10, 1919.

Vol. IX
p46
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Col Ret 10 Sep 19.

Died 2 Oct 46, Portland, Me.: Aged 85.a


Thayer's Note:

a See also the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.


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