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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

George W. Snyder

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born July 17, 1833, Schoharie County, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1856.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Fts. Morgan and

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Aug. 23, 1856)

Gaines, Ala., and Improvement of Mobile Harbor, Ala., 1857‑58, — and toº the Board of Engineers for Atlantic Coast Defenses, 1858‑59; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Engineering, Feb. 16, 1859, to  p639 Sep. 11, 1860; and as Asst. Engineer in the construction and repairs of the Fortifications of Charleston harbor, S. C., 1860.

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1860.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1860º‑61: as Asst. Engineer on the Fortifications of Charleston Harbor, S. C., Sep. 5, 1860, to Apr. 14, 1861, being engaged in strengthening the Works in Anticipation of Attack upon them, Nov.‑Dec., 1860, — Transporting the garrison of Ft. Moultrie to Ft. Sumter, Dec., 26, 1860, — and in Defense of Ft. Sumter, Dec. 27, 1860, to Apr. 14, 1861, including its Bombardment,

(Bvt. Captain, Apr. 14, 1861,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Defense of Ft. Sumter, S. C.)

Apr. 12‑14, 1861, when it was Surrendered and Evacuated; in charge of Engineer Operations at Ft. Washington, Md., Apr. 29 to May, 1861; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the Defenses of Washington, D. C., May 27 to July 1, 1861; as Engineer of the 3d Division of the Army of Northeastern Virginia, July 1‑30, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; and on sick leave of

(Bvt. Major, July 21, 1861,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Manassas Campaign)

absence July 30 to Nov. 17, 1861.

Died, Nov. 17, 1861, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 28.

Buried, Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, NY.

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