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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1864

Vol. III

(Born Mo.)

William Albertº Jones

(Ap'd Ill.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1860, to June 13, 1864, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

First Lieut.,º Corps of Engineers, June 13, 1864.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1864‑66: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the Defenses of the Prison Camp, Point Lookout, Md., July 16 to Sep. 9, 1864.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1864‑66, as Asst. Professor of Engineering, Oct. 18, 1864, to Nov. 8, 1866, — and as Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Oct. 5, 1864, to Feb. 25, 1865; with Engineer Company at West Point, N. Y., June 16, 1865, to Nov. 8, 1866; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Ft. Jefferson, Tortugas, Fla., Dec. 1, 1866, to Mar. 25, 1868, — under the orders of Lieut.‑Colonel

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 7, 1867)

Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Blunt, at Oswego, N. Y., Mar. 25 to Dec. 28, 1868, and at Key West, Fla., to June 4, 1869, — and under the orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Bowen, at Oswego, N. Y., June, 1869, to May 3, 1870; as Chief Engineer of the Department of the Platte, May 30, 1870, to June 30, 1874; as Assistant Engineer under the orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Abbot, July 9, 1874, to Jan. 26, 1875 (temporarily under Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Gillmore, Dec. 11, 1874, to Jan. 26, 1875); as Engineer of the Sixth Light-house District, Feb. 24, 1875, to July 1, 1879; as Engineer Officer of the Military Division of the Pacific and Department of California, Oct. 31, 1879, to Oct. 13, 1884; in charge

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

of River Improvements and Surveys in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington, Oct. 18, 1884, to Nov. 30, 1885, Mar. 31, 1886, to June 20, 1888, and since Sep. 11, 1888; on leave of absence, Dec. 1, 1885, to Mar. 31, 1886, and June 21 to Sep. 11, 1888; supervising construction of Bridge across Snake River, near Texas Ferry, Wash., Mar. 1 to Apr. 10, 1889; and as Member of various Engineer Boards, 1886‑88.

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

Military History. — Served: At St. Paul, Min., from Nov. 1, 1889 (in charge from Nov. 14, 1889 to Sept. 24, 1897) to Sept. 27, 1897. (Stationed temporarily at Boston, Mas., June 15-Sept. 3, 1897.) — In charge of the improvement of the Chippewa River; Minnesota River (to Jan. 7, 1896); St. Croix River; Red River of the North; Mississippi River above the Falls of St. Anthony (to Jan. 7, 1896); construction and improvement of roads and bridges in Yellowstone National Park (to Sept. 27, 1894); care and maintenance of reservoirs, etc., at headwaters of the Mississippi River; gauging the waters of the Mississippi River and its tributaries at or near St. Paul, Min.; supervision of construction of bridges over various rivers. — (Duties temporarily transferred to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hodges, June 11, 1895, and resumed Oct. 22, 1895.)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 2, 1895)

— Transferred the works in his charge to Captain Abbot, Sept. 24, 1897; left St. Paul, Min., Sept. 27; arrived in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 29, 1897. — Detached; relieved Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Bixby Oct. 2 and Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Ruffner Oct. 4, 1897, of the duties as Engineer of the 4th and 5th Lighthouse Districts, respectively. — Inspector 4th Lighthouse District (Lighthouse Board, April 12, 1898).

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

Military History. —

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, April 21, 1903)

— Served: June 10 to Nov. 30, 1903, in charge of works for fortification of Baltimore, Md.; improvement of harbor and approaches to Baltimore, Md.; Southwest Baltimore, Channel of Curtis Bay, Rivers and Harbors of Chesapeake Bay. — Division Engineer, Chesapeake Division, Dec. 5,  p115 1903, with supervision over fortifications of Baltimore, Md., and Hampton Roads, Va.; works for improvement of harbors of Baltimore, Md., Norfolk, Va.; improvement of harbors and rivers on Chesapeake Bay, Lower James River, Appomattox and Nansemond Rivers, Va. — Member of Army Retiring Board, Baltimore, Md., May 16 to June 18, 1902. — Member of Committee of Lighthouse Board, revising salaries and wages of all employes in the lighthouse service.

(Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, June 26, 1905)

Retired from Active Service, June 26, 1905, by operation of law.

Civil History. — Consulting Engineer Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Charles River Dam.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

Military History. —

Colonel, Corps of Engineers, April 21, 1903.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., June 26, 1905.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 26, 1905, By Operation of Law.

Died, Nov. 10, 1914, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 73.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report Association of Graduates, for 1915.

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