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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III

(Born Ireland)

Thomas Turtle

(Ap'd Mas.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 17, 1867.

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Aug. 13, 1867.

Served: with Engineer Battalion, at Willet's Point, N. Y., Sep. 1, 1867, to Aug. 12, 1870, except while on Survey of Battlefield of Gettysburg, June to Oct., 1869, under the orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Warren, at St. Paul, Min., to Feb. 11, 1870, and making Survey of Military Reservation at Ft. Snelling, Min., May to Aug., 1870; as Assistant Engineer on the Defenses of Boston Harbor, Aug. 12, 1870, to Apr. 6, 1873, — and under the orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Craighill, Apr. 8, 1873, to Jan. 10, 1884; as Recorder of Board of Engineers on the James River and Kanawha Canal, Jan., 1874, — and on Improvement of Great Kanawha and other rivers, 1875‑84;

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 2, 1881)

in temporary charge of Defenses of Washington and Baltimore, Harbor and River Improvements and Surveys in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, W. Virginia, and North Carolina, and building Yorktown Monument, Aug. 21 to Nov. 22, 1882, and Mar. 30 to July 23, 1889; in charge of Fts. Jefferson and Taylor, Fla., Jan. 31 to Aug. 31, 1884; of River Improvements in Southeastern Texas, measuring Southwest Pass of Mississippi, and Improving Rivers, Harbors, and Defenses about New Orleans, Jan. 31, 1884, to Feb. 3, 1885; as Engineer of Seventh and Eighth Lighthouse Districts, Jan. 31, 1884, to Feb. 12, 1885; as Secretary and Disbursing Officer of Mississippi River Commission, Mar. 3, 1885, to Apr. 14, 1887, and of its Construction Committee, June 19 to Aug. 9, 1886; as Assistant to the Chief of Engineers at Washington, D. C., since Apr. 9, 1887; and as Member of various Engineer Boards, 1880‑90.

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

Military History. — Served: As Assistant to Chief of Engineers, Washington, D. C., to Sept., 1894.

(Major, Corps of Engineers, May 18, 1893)

Died, Sept. 18, 1894, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 50.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1895, for an obituary notice.

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