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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born at Sea)

C. Seaforth Stewart​1

(Ap'd N. J.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sept.º 1, 1842, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1846.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Ft. Trumbull, New London Harbor, Ct., 1846‑47, — and of Ft. Warren, Boston Harbor, Mas., 1847‑49; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of engineering, Sep. 9, 1849, to Aug. 28, 1854; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1853)

Ft. Warren, Boston Harbor, Mas., 1854‑57; as Superintending Engineer of the construction of Fts. Warren, Independence, and Winthrop, Boston

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1860, for Fourteen Years' Continuous Service)

Harbor, Mas., 1857‑61, — and of Great Brewster and Deer Island Sea-walls, Boston Harbor, Mas., 1859‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66; as Asst. Engineer, Apr. 21 to Sep. 20, 1861, and Chief Engineer, Sep. 20, 1861, to Nov. 12, 1864, of the Defenses of Hampton Roads, Va.; in erecting field works at Newport News, May 27 to June 15, 1861; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), being engaged as Asst. Engineer in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 21- May 4, 1862, — Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, — and Reconnoitring with the Advance of the Army under Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Stoneman, from Williamsburg to Mechanicsville, May 7 to June 3, 1862, when sickness compelled his return to Ft. Monroe, Va.; as Consulting Engineer during the Defense of

 p250  (Major, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1863)

Suffolk, Va., Apr. 24‑30, 1863, — in the construction of the Defenses to cover Portsmouth and Norfolk, Va., May‑June, 1863, — and on Major-General Dix's Expedition to White House, demonstrating against Richmond, June 23 to July 8, 1863; in charge of the construction of Defenses for the Camp for Rebel Prisoners of War, at Point Lookout, Md., July 17 to Nov. 12, 1864; as Chief Engineer of the Middle Military Division, Nov. 18, 1864, to June 16, 1865; and on special duty in Baltimore

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Feb. 25, 1865, for Long, Faithful, and Efficient Services)

(Bvt. Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion: Declined)

and Cumberland, Md., June 22 to Aug. 16, 1865, and at Ft. Clinch, Fla., Aug. 17 to Oct. 21, 1865.

Served: as Superintending Engineer of the Defenses of Delaware River and Bay, Nov. 11, 1865, to Apr. 9, 1870, — and of the Harbor Improvements

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 7, 1867)

of the Delaware, July, 1866, to Apr. 9, 1870; as Member of the Board of Engineers for Fortifications on the Pacific Coast, Apr. 30, 1870, to June 23, 1886; as Superintending Engineer of the construction of Fortifications at Ft. Point, Point San José, and Angel Island, San Francisco Harbor, Cal., Apr. 30, 1870, to Sep. 6, 1886, — of Removal of Rincon Rock, San Francisco Harbor, Cal., July 1 to Nov. 1, 1872, — of Examination for Sea-wall or Break-water, at Trinidad Harbor, Cal., 1872, — and of Examination at Harbor of Santa Cruz, and at Estero Bay, near Santa Barbara, Cal., Mar. to July, 1873; as Member of Board of Engineers on Improvement of Entrance to Humboldt Bay and Eureka Harbor, Cal., Aug.‑Sep., 1871, — for Examination of Officers of Engineers for Promotion, June, 1872, — and on Harbor of San Antonio Creek, Cal., Mar. to July, 1873; as Superintending Engineer of Construction of Fort at San Diego, Cal., Apr. 10, 1873, to Sep. 6, 1886, — of Examination of Estuary in Santa Barbara Channel, July to Nov., 1874, and Examination and Survey of San Joaquin River, below Stockton, Cal., July, 1874, to Jan. 14, 1875, — of Removal of Wreck of the Patrician, and of Noonday Rock, off the Harbor of San Francisco, Cal., July 18, 1874, to Apr. 4, 1876, — of Improvement of San Diego Harbor, Cal., Mar. 30, 1875, to Sep. 6, 1886, — of Improvement of San Joaquin River, Cal., Sep. 1, 1876, to June, 1880, — of Survey of the Colorado of the West, from Ft. Yuma to El Dorado Cañon, July, 1878, to Apr. 22, 1879, — Examination of the Harbors of San Luis Obispo, San Buenaventura, and Santa Barbara, Cal., July to Dec. 11, 1878, — and Survey of Trinidad Harbor, Cal., Apr. 25, 1879, to Mar. 27, 1880; as Engineer of Twelfth Light-house District, Jan. 21 to Mar. 8, 1882; on Examination and Survey for Channel in San Diego Harbor

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, June 30, 1882)

and at Newport Harbor, and of establishment of breakwater at San Luis Obispo Harbor, Cal., Aug. 12 to Sep. 6, 1886; and as Member of various Engineer Boards for River and Harbor Improvements 1866‑86.

Retired from Active Service, at his own request, Sep. 16, 1886,
having Served 40 Years as a Commissioned Officer.

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

Military History. — Colonel retired, U. S. Army. — Residence, Cooperstown, N. Y.

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

Military History. — Colonel retired, U. S. Army.

Died July 22, 1904, at Siasconset, Nantucket Island, Mass.: Aged 81.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1905, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Chaplain Stewart, U. S. Navy.

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