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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born Mas.)

Micah R. Brown

(Ap'd O.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 23, 1865.

Served: as Asst. Engineer on the Survey of the Northern Lakes, Oct. 1, 1865, to Mar. 12, 1867; on Engineer Recruiting Service, Oct. 12, 1865, to Mar. 16, 1866, and Nov. 14, 1866, to Jan. 13, 1867; as Engineer of the Department of the Missouri, Mar. 16, 1867, to Jan., 1868; as Assistant Engineer on the works in charge of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McAllister, to June 30, 1868; on temporary duty with Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y., July‑Aug., 1868, and Sep. to Nov., 1869; at the

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1869)

Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Aug. 31, 1868, to Aug. 28, 1869; at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., with Engineer Company, Nov. 19, 1869, to Nov. 5, 1870, and in command of Post and Depot, to Apr., 1871 (surveying Treaty Reservation of Creek and Seminole Indians, July 2 to Aug. 15, 1870); as Assistant Engineer of the works in charge of Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Kurtz, Apr. 10, 1871, to Oct. 28, 1875​a (leave of absence, July 12 to Aug. 11, 1872, and Mar. 26 to Apr. 25, 1874), — and under orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Comstock, at South Pass of Mississippi River, Dec. 10, 1875, to May 28, 1877 (leave of absence, Sep. 28 to Oct. 29, 1875); and in superintending the progress of the Improvement of the Channels at the mouth of the Mississippi, May 28, 1877, to June 30, 1878, and Aug. 13, 1878, to Apr. 9, 1880.

Died Apr. 9, 1880, at Lawrence, Mas.: Aged 36.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1893, for an obituary notice.º

Thayer's Note:

a An indication of his work under Lt.‑Col. Kurtz can be got from a monograph they co‑authored, which is online: Report on the effects of the sea‑water and exposure upon the iron-pile shafts of the Brandywine-Shoal light-house (Washington, GPO, 1874)

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