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Vol. III
p378
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(Born Ala.)

William Lutherº Sibert

(Ap'd Ala.)

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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 Assistant to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Stickney, July 11, 1887, to Apr. 11, 1888, and to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Lockwood, since Apr. 11, 1888; as Recorder of Board of Engineer Officers on proposed Bridge between Cincinnati, O., and Newport, Ky., Feb. 25 to Mar. 24, 1888, and of Board on Bridge at

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Apr. 7, 1888)

Louisville, Ky., May 4 to June 1, 1888; and as Member of Board on Bridge across the Green River below Lock No. 1, Nov. 17, 1888.

Vol. IV
p387
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Bowling Green, Ky., from Dec., 1888, to Aug., 1892, in local charge of improvements on Green and Barren rivers, Ky.; Detroit, Mich., from Aug., 1892 to Aug., 1894; Assistant to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.O. M. Poe, and in local charge of the construction of one half ship channel in connecting waters of the Great Lakes; in

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, March 31, 1896)

charge of a river and harbor district, with station at Little Rock, Ark., from Aug., 1894 to Sept., 1898; in command of Company B, Engineer Battalion, and Instructor in Civil Engineering at Willets Point, N. Y., from Sept., 1898 to July 5, 1899; left Willets Point, N. Y., July 5, 1899 for Manila, P. I., with Company B, Engineers. — Attached to 2d Division, 8th Corps, Aug. 17, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p355
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Attached to 2d Division, 8th Corps, Aug. 17, 1899 to Sept. 30, 1899; Chief Engineer, Department of the Pacific, Sept. 14 to Nov. 25, 1899; Chief Engineer, 8th Army Corps, Sept. 14, 1899 to March 29, 1900; in command of Battalion of Engineers, Department of the Pacific, Sept. 15, 1899 to March 29, 1900; in command of Battalion of Engineers, 8th Army Corps, Sept. 15, 1899 to April 13, 1900; Chief Engineer and General Manager, Manila and Dagupan Railway, Feb. 10 to April 20, 1900; at Louisville, Ky., July 4, 1900 to Dec. 11, 1901, in charge of river and harbor district; at Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 12, 1901 to March 9, 1907, in charge of river and harbor district.

(Major, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1904)

— Appointed a member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, March 16, 1907; in charge of Department of Lock and Dam construction, Isthmian Canal, and of the Division of Hydraulics and Meteorology, from March –––, 1907 to –––––.

p356 Note. — The Department of the Pacific was discontinued and the Division of the Philippines created, March 29, 1900. The 8th Army Corps was discontinued, April 13, 1900; he was relieved from duty in the Philippines, April 30, 1900; he left Manila, May 5, 1900.

Vol. VI
p374
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Oct. 12, 1860)

Military History. —

Major, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1904

Member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, March 16, 1907; in charge of Department of Lock and Dam construction and of the Divisions of Hydraulics and Meteorology, March 16, 1907, to June 30, 1908; in charge of Atlantic Division of the Canal, comprising the construction of the Gatun Locks and Dam, the West Breakwater, Colon Harbor, and excavation of channel from Gatun to Atlantic Ocean, July 1, 1908, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Sept. 21, 1909)

April 1, 1914; under authority granted by special act of Congress, served as Chairman of Board of Engineers on flood prevention problems in China, June to October, 1914; as reward for his services in construction of the Panama Canal, was promoted to rank of Brigadier-General, U. S. A., and given thanks of Congress in Act approved March 4, 1915;

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., March 4, 1915)

at San Francisco, Cal., commanding Pacific Coast Artillery District April, 1915, to May, 1917;

(Major-General, U. S. A., May 15, 1917)

commanded 1st Division, American Expeditionary Force in France, June 27 to December, 1917; commanded Southeastern Department, January to May 16, 1918; at Washington, D. C., Director of Chemical Warfare Service, U. S. A., May 17, 1918, to March 1, 1920, when he was assigned to command of 5th Division and Camp Gordon, Ga.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, April 3, 1920,
At His Own Request, Under Provisions of Act of March 4, 1915.

Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"for exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service in the organization and administration of the Chemical Warfare Service, contributory to the successful prosecution of the war."

Vol. VII
p210
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, April 3, 1920,
At His Own Request, Under Provisions of Act of Mar. 4, 1915.

Commander in French Legion of Honor.

Civil History: — Chairman of Board of Engineers on Flood Prevention in Huai River District, China, under auspices of American Red Cross and Chinese Government, 1914; LL. D., University of Alabama, D. E., University of Nebraska, 1919; Chairman, Chief Engineer and General Manager of Alabama State Docks Commission, in charge of ten million dollar ocean terminal at Mobile, Ala., 1923 to –––––; Chairman of Board of Engineers and Geologists appointed under Act of Congress to investigate and report on Boulder Dam project, 1928; President, American Association of Port Authorities, 1929 to 1930; member American Society of Civil Engineers.

Vol. VIII
p67
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Apr. 4, 1920.

Civil History: Manager of Alabama State Docks Commission which constructed ocean terminal at Mobile, Ala., 1923 to 1933; Chairman of Board of Engineers and Geologists appointed under Act of Congress to investigate and report on Boulder Dam Project, 1928 to 1933.

Died, Oct. 16, 1935, at Bowling Green, Ky.: Aged 75.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1937.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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