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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1864

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Charles J. Allen

(Ap'd N. Y.)


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 of the Military Division of West Mississippi, July 26, 1864, to July 16, 1865, and of the Department of Louisiana, July 16 to Aug. 5, 1865, being engaged in the Siege and Capture of Ft. Gaines, Ala., Aug. 4‑8, 1864, — Siege and Capture of Ft. Morgan, Ala., Aug. 9‑23, 1864, — in repairing Ft. Gaines, Aug. 28 to Nov. 25, 1864, — in charge

(Bvt. Captain Aug. 23, 1864,
for Highly Meritorious Services
at the Sieges of Forts Gaines and Morgan, Ala.)

of the Defenses of Natchez, Mis., Dec. 1, 1864, to Mar. 2, 1865, — in making reconnoissances and preparatory operations for the Mobile Campaign, Mar. 7‑27, 1865, — Siege of Spanish Fort, Mar. 27 to Apr. 8,

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 26, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services
during the Campaign against the City of Mobile
and its Defenses)

1865, — erecting Batteries against Fts. Huger and Tracy, Apr. 10‑12, 1865, — March to Montgomery, Apr. 12‑25, 1865, — in charge of Defenses of Mobile, May 22 to June 1, 1865, — and on Expedition to the Rio Grande, Tex., June 3 to Aug. 5, 1865.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in the Construction of Ft. Warren, Mas., Aug. 15 to Dec. 18, 1865, — of Ft. Montgomery, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1865, to

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

Aug., 1867, — on Improvement of Rock Island Rapids, Aug., 1867 to Jan., 1871, — on the works in charge of Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Raynolds, Jan., 1871, to Jan., 1873, — and in charge of Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Simpson, Jan., 1873, to July 10, 1878; as Member of Board of Engineers on Improvement of St. Louis and Alton Harbors and the Banks of the Mississippi, Feb. 19 to Apr. 13, 1872, — on use of Shear-booms on Mississippi Bridge piers,  p24 July 7, 1876, to Feb. 2, 1877, — and on Bridge over the Missouri River, near Glasgow, Mo., Apr., 1878; as Superintending Engineer of the Improvement of the Mississippi above the Falls of St. Anthony, and of the Minnesota, Chippewa, and Red River of the North, since July 15, 1878, — of Duluth and Superior Harbors, to Sep. 21, 1886, — of Meeker's Island Lock and Dam to Aug. 7, 1888, — Mississippi Bridge at Ft. Snelling, Min., to Mar. 3, 1880, — of Surveys of headwaters of the Mississippi and tributaries to determine the practicability and cost of Reservoirs, since July 1, 1879, and of their construction, since June 17, 1880, — of Improvement of Falls of St. Anthony, July 15, 1878, to Aug. 7, 1888, — of various Surveys in Minnesota and Wisconsin, since Apr. 25, 1879, and in Dakota since June 17, 1880, — of Grand Marais Harbor, Apr. 5, 1879, to Sep. 21, 1886, — of protection of banks on Chippewa River, Wis., since Apr. 5, 1879, — of Construction of Lock and Dam at Goose Rapids, Red River, Mar. 19, 1881 to Aug. 7, 1888, — of Agate Bay Harbor, Min.,

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 10, 1883)

Aug. 17 to Sep. 21, 1886, — of Bridges across Red River at Grand Forks, Dak., since Sep. 29, 1887, — of Improvement of Yellowstone River, Mon., and of Roads and Bridges in Yellowstone National Park, since Apr. 16, 1888, — and of Improvement of Missouri River from Sioux City, Iowa, to Ft. Benton, Mon., Apr. 16 to Oct. 31, 1888; and as Member of various Engineer Boards on River and Harbor Improvements, Bridge Constructions, etc., 1880‑90.

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

Military History. — Served: In charge of river and harbor improvements, coast of Texas (Sabine Pass excepted), to Feb. 10, 1893. — Member of Board of Engineers on improvement at Dalles, Columbia River, 1892 and 1893. — In charge of improvement of Mississippi River from mouth of Missouri to mouth of Ohio River, and operations of snagboats on Mississippi River from Missouri River to Natchez, Mis., and below; also improvement of other rivers, and supervision of bridge, March 4, 1893 to Jan. 12, 1896. — Member of Missouri River Commission, between 1893 and 1896. — In charge of defenses of Washington, D. C., and of works and surveys for improvements of rivers and harbors; of surveys and plans for bridges, including the proposed Memorial Bridge to cross the Potomac River at Washington; also, temporarily, in 1896, in charge of Washington Aqueduct from Jan. 16, 1896 to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 5, 1897)

Served, during the Spanish war of 1898, in charge of defenses of Washington, D. C., including construction of batteries, mounting guns, and channel defense of Potomac River.

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

Military History. — Continued in charge of defenses of Washington, D. C., and of works and surveys for improvement of rivers and harbors, and for construction of bridges. — In addition to the foregoing, was in temporary charge, March to June, 1903, of the defenses of Baltimore, Md., and of improvements in Chesapeake Bay, etc. — Also member of various Boards of Officers of the Corps of Engineers, U. S. A., upon river and harbor improvements in the U. S.

(Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Jan. 22, 1904)

Retired from Active Service Jan. 23, 1904, at his own request, after more than 40 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, U. S. — Member of the Military Service Institution, U. S. — Member of the Association of Graduates of the Military Academy, West Point, N. Y.

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

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 5, 1897.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Jan. 22, 1904.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 23, 1904,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, June 15, 1915, at Asheville, N. C.: Aged 75.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report Association of Graduates, for 1916.

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