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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born Md.)

A. Nisbet Lee​1

(Ap'd at Large)


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

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 23, 1865.

Transferred to 1st Artillery, Nov. 29, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., Dec. 4, 1865, to June 23, 1866; with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., July 7, 1866, to

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Feb. 28, 1866)

(Transferred, June 2, 1866,
to Rank as First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, May 1, 1866)

Nov. 10, 1868, being its Adjutant, Oct. 3, 1866, to Nov. 10, 1868; as Asst. Engineer on the Defenses of the east side of the Narrows entrance to New York Harbor, and of the Removal of the Hell Gate Obstructions, East River, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1868, to Feb. 7, 1870, — on the Geodetic Survey of the Northern Lakes, May 1, 1870, to Feb. 23, 1874,

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, July 11, 1871)

— on Harbor and River Improvements in Michigan, and on Ship Canal through St. Clair's Flats, Feb. 23, 1874, to Sep. 6, 1877, — on Louisville and Portland Canal, Sep. 7, 1877 (leave of absence, Nov. 8 to Dec. 8, 1878), to Oct. 31, 1879, except Apr. 30 to Oct. 1, 1878, while under the orders of Captain Mackenzie.

Died, Oct. 31, 1879, at Louisville, Ky.: Aged 36.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Thomas J. Lee, of the Topographical Engineers.

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