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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II

(Born Md.)

Masillon Harrison

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1841.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Ft. Warren, Boston harbor, Mas., 1841‑43; as Assistant to the Board of Engineers, 1843‑44; as Asst. Engineer in building Ft. Montgomery, Rouse's Point, N. Y., 1844‑46, — and Ft. Taylor, Key West, Fla., 1846‑47; in the War with  p65 Mexico, 1847‑48; on Special duty in the Engineer Bureau at Washington,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, May 24, 1848)

D. C., 1848; as Asst. Engineer on the fortifications of New York harbor, 1848‑49; and as Superintending Engineer of the repairs of Fts. Hamilton and Lafayette, New York harbor, 1849‑54, — of the Harbor Improvements on the New Jersey Coast, 1852‑54, — of Ft. Schuyler, at the Eastern entrance to New York harbor, 1853‑54, — and of Survey of Port Jefferson, Long Island, N. Y., 1853‑54.

Died, Feb. 2, 1854, at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y.: Aged 35.

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