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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Ct.)

George W. Dresser

(Ap'd Mas.)


George Warren Dresser

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to  p792 May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; in the Manassas

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July, 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, on Engineer duty, Apr. 12 to May 4, 1862, — and as Acting Ordnance Officer of 3d Army Corps, June 23 to Aug. 14, 1862; at the Military Academy as Asst. Instructor of Artillery Tactics, Sep. 22, 1862, to Aug. 28, 1863; on Engineer duty, Oct. 4 to Dec. 14, 1863, and in command of Company, Dec. 14, 1863, to Mar. 28, 1864, at Chattanooga, Ten.; in Inspector-General's Office at Washington, D. C., Apr. 9 to July 26, 1864; as Inspector, 5th Army Corps, July 26, 1864, to Mar. 17, 1865; on detached service with

(Bvt. Captain, Aug. 18, 1864,
for Gallant Services during the Operations on the Weldon Railroad, Va.)

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Good Conduct and Gallant Services during the Rebellion)

General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.W. F. Smith at New Orleans and New York, Mar. 17 to July 17, 1865; and on leave of absence, July 17 to Oct. 18,º 1865.

Resigned, Oct. 13,º 1865.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, 1865‑83. Asst. Engineer in the service of the United States, upon Survey for Block Island Breakwater, and the Defenses of Narragansett Bay, R. I., 1866‑68. Resident Engineer of Harlem River and Port Chester Railroad, N. Y., 1869. Chief Engineer of Wickford Branch Railroad, R. I., 1870. Asst. Engineer of the Department of Public Works of New York city, 1870‑73. Editor of the "American Gas-Light Journal," of New York, 1875‑83. Secretary of the Society of Gas-Lighting, 1876; and Honorary Member of the British Association of Gas Managers, 1878.

Died, May 27, 1883, at Newport, R. I.: Aged 46.

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