[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
mail:
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]
Italiano

[Link to a series of help pages]
Help
[Link to the next level up]
Up
[Link to my homepage]
Home

This site is not affiliated with the US Military Academy.

[decorative delimiter]
USMA
Home

 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1884

Vol. III
p377
3023

(Born N. Y.)

Hiram M. Chittenden

(Ap'd N. Y.)

3

Born Yorkshire, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1880, to June 15, 1884, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 15, 1884.

Served: with Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1884, to July 6, 1887; as Engineer Officer, Department of the Platte,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Dec. 31, 1886)

July 16, 1887, to Sep. 25, 1888; on duty under the Missouri River Commission, since Sep. 25, and in charge, under the Commission, of Improving the Missouri River from Ft. Benton, Mon., to Sioux City, Io., since Oct. 2, 1888.

Vol. IV
p385
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In local charge of work of improvement of Yellowstone National Park, June, 1891 to March, 1893. — In charge of work on Louisville and Portland Canal, March, 1893 to Dec., 1894. — In charge of canal surveys between Lake Erie and Ohio River, Dec., 1894

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 2, 1895)

to March, 1896. — In charge of surveys for reservoirs in arid regions, 1896 and 1897. — Secretary Missouri River Commission, and in charge of works on Osage and Gasconade rivers, March, 1896 to –––––; (except from June 2, 1898 to Feb. 15, 1899.)

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Chief Engineer, U. S. Volunteers, May 9, 1898)

— Served during Spanish-American war as Chief Engineer, 4th Army Corps.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, Feb. 25, 1899)

— In charge of improvement of Yellowstone National Park, March, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p354
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: In charge of improvement of Yellowstone National Park, March, 1899 to 1906; in charge improvement of Missouri, Osage, and Gasconade rivers, 1899‑1906.

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 23, 1904)

— Member commission appointed by Secretary of the Interior to investigate Yosemite National Park (1904); member of commission appointed by Governor of California, to investigate flood problem of Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers; in charge of river and harbor works and fortifications of Puget Sound and tributary waters, April, 1906 to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, July 28, 1908)

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired Feb. 10, 1910,
disability incident to the Service.

Civil History. — Author of Yellowstone National Park, historical and descriptive, 1 Vol.; American Fur Trade of the Far West, 3 Vols.; History of Navigation of the Missouri River, 2 Vols.; Life and Letters of Father De Smet, 4 Vols.

— Member American Society of Civil Engineers.

Vol. VI
p372
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Hiram Martin Chittenden, Born Oct. 25, 1858)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, July 28, 1908

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 10, 1910,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Civil History. — Author of Yellowstone National Park, 1 vol.; American Fur Trade of the Far West, 3 vols.; History of Navigation of the Missouri River, 2 vols.; Life and Letters of Father De Smet, 4 vols. Member of American Society of Civil Engineers.

Died, Oct. 9, 1917, at Seattle, Wash.: Aged 59

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1918.

Buried, Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, WA.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Chittenden's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


[image ALT: Valid HTML 4.01.]

Page updated: 30 Dec 13