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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1866

Vol. III

(Born Mas.)

George M. Wheeler

(Ap'd Col.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1862, to June 18, 1866, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 18, 1866.

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Mar. 7, 1867.

Served: as Assistant Engineer on the Survey of Point Lobos and vicinity, and in the construction of the Defenses of Fort Point, San Francisco Harbor, Cal., Oct. 1, 1866, to Sep. 4, 1868; as Engineer on the Staff of the Commanding General of the Department of California, Sep. 4, 1868, to Feb. 14, 1871; Superintending Engineer of the Geographical Survey of the Territory of the United States West of the 100th Meridian, Mar. 18, 1871, to June 17, 1880, and from June 1, 1883, to completion of

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 4, 1879)

office work, Mar. 6, 1884; on leave of absence, June 17 to Oct. 1, 1880, and on sick leave till Apr. 1, 1881; as Commissioner of the United States, and Delegate from the War Department to the Third International Geographical Congress and Exhibition at Venice, Italy, preparing report thereon, and investigating the functions and scope of European Government Land and Marine Surveys, Apr. 1, 1881, to June 11, 1883; on leave of absence, June 18 to Oct. 1, 1883, and sick leave, Mar. 6, 1884, to Mar. 1, 1885; and on temporary duty, supervising the publication of the volumes pertaining to the Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian,  p66 Mar. 1, 1885 (leave of absence, Nov. 19, 1887, to May 18, 1888), to June 15, 1888.

Retired from Active Service, June 15, 1888,
for Disability contracted in the Line of Duty.

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

Military History. — Retired officer, — residence, Washington, D. C.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Washington, D. C.

Died May 3, 1905, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 63.

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