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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III

(Born Ten.)

Edward Maguire

(Ap'd Ten.)


Born Aug. 31, 1847, Nashville, TN.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 29, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

Served: on Artillery duty at the Military Academy, June 17 to Aug. 31, 1867; on leave of absence, Aug. 31 to Nov. 1, 1867; on duty with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1867, to May 1, 1871, being Adjutant, Jan., 1869, Treasurer, June, 1869, and Signal Officer,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Feb. 15, 1869)

June, 1870, to May 1, 1871 (leave of absence, May 1‑31, 1870); as Assistant Engineer on the Geodetic Survey of the Northern Lakes, May 6, 1871, to May 5, 1875 (leave of absence, Dec. 21, 1872, to Jan. 20, 1873) — and under the orders of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Craighill, May 7, 1875, to Apr. 21, 1876; as Chief Engineer of the Department of Dakota, Apr., 1876, to Sep. 5, 1882; superintending Improvement of Missouri River above mouth of Yellowstone, Mar. 21, 1877, and from Sioux City to Ft. Benton, Aug. 8, 1882, and of Yellowstone River, Apr. 5, 1879, to Apr. 15, 1883;

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, June 14, 1881)

on leave of absence, Apr. 21 to Nov. 14, 1883; in charge of Harbor Improvements on Lake Erie at Dunkirk, Ashtabula, and Conneaut, Nov. 27, 1883, to Mar. 9, 1885, and at Erie, Pa., Nov. 27, 1883, to July 1, 1886, — of Defenses and River and Harbor Improvements in Western New York, Nov. 30, 1883, and in Northern New York, Jan. 28, 1885, to July 1, 1886; as Secretary of Fortification Board, May 28, 1885, to July 9, 1888; on duty with Engineer Battalion and School of Application, Willet's Point, N. Y., July 3, 1886, to Nov. 21, 1888; as Engineer of Fourth Light-house District since Dec. 14, 1888; and as Member of various Boards, 1884‑90.

Civil History. — Author of "The Attack and Defense of Coast Fortifications," 1884.

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

Military History. — Served: As member of various Boards and as Engineer 4th Lighthouse District, at Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 14, 1888 to Oct., 1892.

Died Oct. 11, 1892, at Philadelphia, Pa.: Aged 45.

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

Buried, Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, MI.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Maguire's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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