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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1836

Vol. I
p633
847

(Born N. H.)

Daniel P. Woodbury

(Ap'd N. H.)

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Daniel Phineas Woodbury: Born Dec. 16, 1812.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1832, to July 1, 1836, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1836.

Served as Asst. Engineer in constructing the Cumberland Road in

(Transferred, Nov. 1, 1836, to Corps of Engineers, as Bvt. Second Lieut., to date July 1, 1836; but by Order of Dec. 31, 1836, reverted to original Appointment in 3d Artillery)

Ohio, 1836‑40, — in building Ft. Warren, Boston harbor, Mas., 1840‑41,

(Transferred, July 1, 1837, to Corps of Engineers, as Bvt. Second Lieut., to date July 1, 1836, having relinquished his Commission in 3d Artillery)

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 7, 1838)

— and in the repairs of the fortifications of Portsmouth harbor, N. H., 1841‑42; as Assistant to the Chief Engineer at Washington, D. C., 1842‑44; as Superintending Engineer of the repairs of Ft. Macon, Beaufort harbor, N. C., and Ft. Caswell, mouth of Cape Fear River, N. C., and preservation of their sites, 1844‑47; as Assistant to the Chief Engineer at Washington, D. C., 1847; as Superintending Engineer of the construction of Ft. Kearny, Neb., and Ft. Laramie, Dak., for the protection of the Route to Oregon, 1847‑50; as Assistant to the Chief Engineer at Washington, D. C., 1851; as Superintending Engineer of the repairs of Fts. Macon and Caswell, N. C., and preservation of their sites, 1851‑56,

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1853,
for Fourteen Years' Continuous Service)

— and of Improvement of Cape Fear River, N. C., 1852‑56; as Light-house Inspector, 6th District, 1852‑55, and Engineer, 5th and 6th Districts, 1852‑56; as Superintending Engineer of the construction of Ft. Jefferson, Tortugas, Fla., 1856‑60, — of Loggerhead Key Light-house, Fla., 1856‑60, — and of Ft. Taylor, Key West harbor, Fla., 1857; as Assistant to the Chief Engineer at Washington, D. C., 1860‑61; and as Member of Special Board of Engineers for modifying plan of fort at Sandy Hook, N. J., 1860.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑64: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the defenses of Washington, D. C., Apr. 29,

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Aug. 6, 1861)

1861, to Mar. 10, 1862, and participated in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, in making important reconnoissances upon which was based the order of Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, where he led Colonel

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, Sep. 28, 1861)

Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hunter's column to turn the enemy's left flank; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar.‑Aug., 1862, in command

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 19, 1862)

of the Engineer Brigade, participating in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5-May 4, 1862, and in the subsequent operations of the Campaign in the construction of roads, field-works, and bridges, particularly for the passage of the Army and its immense trains over the Chickahominy River, White Oak Swamp, and on the retreat to Harrison's Landing; in the

(Bvt. Colonel, July 1, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Peninsular Campaign)

p634 defenses of Washington, D. C., and in charge of Engineer Depot, Sep.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign, Dec., 1862-Mar., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg in throwing ponton bridges for the advance and retreat of the Army of the Potomac across

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Dec. 13, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.)

(Lieut‑Col., Corps of Engineers, June 1, 1863)

the Rappahannock, Dec. 11‑16, 1862; and in command of the District of Key West and Tortugas, Fla., Mar. 16, 1863, to Aug. 15, 1864.

Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Aug. 15, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Civil History. — Author of a work on "Sustaining Walls," 1845; and on the "Theory of the Arch," 1858.

Died, Aug. 15, 1864, at Key West, Fla.: Aged 51.

Buried, Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola, FL.


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