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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1819

Vol. I

(Born N. J.)

Cornelius A. Ogden

(Ap'd N. J.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Mar. 27, 1814, to July 1, 1819, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1819.

Served: as Asst. Engineer on the defenses on the Gulf of Mexico,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1824)

1819‑25; as Superintending Engineer of the construction of Ft. Morgan,  p207 Mobile harbor, Ala., 1825‑34, — of improvement of Mobile harbor, Pass au

(Bvt. Captain, June 30, 1834, For Faithful Service Ten Years in one Grade)

Héron, and Pascagoula River, 1827‑34, — of the construction of the Cumberland Road, in Indiana and Illinois, 1834‑41, — of the building of Ft. Morgan, Ala., 1841‑47, — and in general supervision of the defenses

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1835)

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Dec. 7, 1838)

at the Eastern Passes to New Orleans, La., 1841‑44; as Member of the Special Board of Engineers for examination of the Gulf Frontier of Mississippi and Texas, 1845; as Superintending Engineer of the construction of Ft. Carroll, Patapsco River, Md., 1847‑48; as Member of a Joint Commission of Naval and Engineer Officers for the examination of Military and Naval sites to be occupied on the Pacific coast, Sep. 13, 1848, to June 17, 1851, — of a Special Board for the examination of Memphis Navy Yard, Ten., 1851, — of the Board of Engineers for the Pacific Coast Defenses, June 17, 1851, to Apr. 11, 1853, — of River and Harbor Improvement Board, Nov. 18, 1852, to Sep. 2, 1854, — and of the Board of Engineers for Atlantic Coast Defenses, Apr. 11, 1853, to Aug. 23, 1856; and as Superintending Engineer of the construction of Fts. Winthrop and Independence, Boston harbor, Mas., 1853‑56, — of repairs of fortifications at Portland harbor, Me., and Portsmouth, N. H., 1853‑56, — of Harbor and River Improvements east of Boston, 1853‑56, — and of Light-houses in Massachusetts, Apr. 9, 1853, to Aug. 23, 1856.

Died, Aug. 23, 1856, at Brandon, Vt.: Aged 57.

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