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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1866

Vol. III

(Born Mas.)

Francis Lowellº Hills

(Ap'd Mas.)


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., 5th Artillery, June 18, 1866.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., Sep. 30, 1866, to Mar., 1867,

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, Oct. 23, 1866)

Ft. Adams, R. I., Mar. to Sep. 26, 1867, — Ft. Warren, Mas., to Feb., 1868, — and Ft. Jefferson, Fla.º, to June 23, 1869; and on leave of absence,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Apr. 2, 1868)

to Apr. 7, 1870.

Resigned, Apr. 7, 1870.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, Wilmington, Del., since 1870.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Civil Engineer. — Practiced at Boston, Mass., 1870 to 1877. — Professor at University of Maine, 1877 and 1878. — U. S. Engineer's Office 6th Lighthouse District, 1879. — Engineer Supervisor N. Y. & N. E. R. R., 1880. — Superintendent of Maintenance of Way, N. Y. & N. E. R. R., 1881‑1884. — Chief Engineer, construction and maintenance, W. & N. R. R. 1884 to 1898. — Was offered position of Imperial Chief Engineer of Chinese Railways System, 1892. — Director of Public Works of Porto Rico, and to Governor-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Guy V. Henry, he was assistant on civil affairs, 1899. — His services in Porto Rico were commended in special public order of the Governor-General of P. R., 1899. — Vice-President and Treasurer of Cotton Mill Co., Mobile, Ala., 1900 to 1902. — Major, commanding Maine State Corps of Cadets, 1877 and 1878. — Tendered his services to both national and Massachusetts governments, and his appointment to 6th Massachusetts Regiment was applied for by Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. H. Wilson, Corps Commander for the Spanish-American War, 1898. — Chairman of two relief committees of patriotic societies of New York, visiting field hospitals and furnishing ready funds and supplies and securing improvements for relief of soldiers and sailors, 1898. — Member of Order of Founders and Patriots of America; Lineal descendant of Capt. Joseph Hills, Charlestown, 1638, leader of military bands; Sergt. Samuel Hills, King Philip's War, 1675 to 1678, and Nathaniel Hills, Sergt. of Minute Men, 1775. — Consulting Engineer, 1903 to date. — Date of birth, September 8, 1844, at Boston, Mass. — Post-office address, 63 Brattle St., Cambridge, Mass.

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

(Born Sept. 8, 1844.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 3d Artillery, April 2, 1868.

Resigned, April 7, 1870.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer since 1870; consulting engineer in promotion of construction projects; expert in historical and genealogical research; developed authoritative history of 61 ancestors on paternal and maternal branches who were original settlers of New England colonies; Member of Essex Institute of Salem, Mass.; Military Title of Major by services in 1877, 1878 and 1899; during World War requested several times of War Department military service in any capacity where military training, engineering and business experience would be useful.

Address: 14 Water Street, Marblehead, Mass.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

First Lieut., 3rd Artillery, April 2, 1868.

Resigned, Apr. 7, 1870.

Died, Feb. 27, 1925, at Marblehead, Mass.: Aged 80.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1926.

Buried, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA.

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