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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Frederick A. Mahan​1

(Ap'd at Large)


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.

Served: on Artillery duty at the Military Academy, July 5 to Aug. 31, 1867; with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., Sep. 27, 1867, to July 27, 1869; as Assistant Engineer of the Survey of West Shore

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Feb. 22, 1869)

Railroad, through West Point, N. Y., July 28 to Dec. 24, 1869; at the Military Academy at Assistant Professor of Engineering, Oct. 5, 1869, to July 1, 1870, — and Assistant Instructor of Practical Military Engineering, Feb. 1, 1870, to Aug. 28, 1872; as Assistant Engineer of the Improvement of Ohio River near Pittsburg, Pa., Sep. 14 to Dec. 3, 1872, — of Examination of Water Gauges on the Lower Mississippi and tributaries, Dec. 6, 1872, to Jan. 23, 1873, — of Survey of Youghiogheny River, from West Newton to McKeesport, Aug.‑Sep., 1873, — Ft. Pulaski, Ga., Dec. 12, 1873, to Apr. 28, 1874, — of Improvement of Ohio and Survey of Allegheny River, May 10, 1874, to Mar. 23, 1878 (leave of absence on professional duty in Europe, Mar. 7 to June 7, 1876); as Recorder of Board of Engineers to select site for Movable Dam on the Ohio River, Apr., 1875, — for Improvement of the Ohio River, Feb., 1877, — and for Plan of Lock and Gate of Movable Dam on the Ohio, Jan., 1878; and as Superintending Engineer of the Improvement of the Ohio, Monongahela, and Little Kanawha Rivers, Mar. 23 to July 8, 1878, and Assistant Engineer, to Aug. 11, 1884, — and of construction of Harbor of Refuge near Cincinnati, O., and Improvement of Guyandotte and Big Sandy Rivers, June 26 to July 8, 1878; on sick leave of absence, Apr. 8

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, June 17, 1881)

to Dec. 1, 1881; on professional duty in Europe, Oct. 11, 1883, to June 11, 1884; in command of Engineer Company at Willet's Point, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1884, to May 6, 1885; as Assistant to the Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia, May 14, 1885, to June 30, 1886; as Assistant to Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Gillmore, July 1 to Aug. 28, 1886; in charge of River and Harbor Improvements and Surveys in Western New York, and Dunkirk and Erie Harbors on Lake Erie, since Sep. 21, 1886; and as Member of Engineer Boards, 1880‑90.

Civil History. — Translator from the French of Bresse's "Hydraulic Motors," 1869.

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

Military History. — Served: Engineer 4th Lighthouse District, May 1, 1890 to Dec., 1891; as Engineer Secretary of the Lighthouse Board, Dec., 1891 to March 1, 1894;

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Sept. 18, 1894)

— In charge of the defenses of Pensacola, Fla., and of the improvement of harbors of Carrabelle, Apalachicola, and Pensacola, Fla., and of the Apalachicola River, Fla., of the Flint River, Ga., of the Chattahoochee River, Ga. and Ala., of the Conecuh and Escambia River, Ala. and Fla., of the Alabama River, Ala., of the Coosa River, Ga. and Ala.; member of a Board of Engineers to reconsider the project for the improvement of Pensacola Harbor; and of a Board of Engineers to consider certain questions relating to the construction of locks (Aug., 1897) on the Coosa River, Ala., and the Cumberland River, Ten., March 1, 1894 to Oct. 1, 1898. — On sick leave of absence, Oct. 1, 1898. — Military Attaché, U. S. Legation, Copenhagen, Denmark, to ––––

Retired from Active Service, at his own request,
after 30 years' service, April 2, 1900.

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

Military History. — Retired officer.

Civil History. — Author of sundry articles on military bands and instruments. — Attorney in Paris, France, for the Automobile Club of America since May, 1906. — Residence, Paris, France.

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

(Frederick Augustus Mahan, Born March 28, 1847.)

Military History. —

Major, Corps of Engineers, Sept. 18, 1894.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, April 2, 1900,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

On duty with National Waterways Commission, July 3, 1909, to Nov. 3, 1911; on duty under Engineer Department, collecting special information about organization of public works in various European countries, Nov. 3, 1911, to Nov. 3, 1915; Military Attaché to American Embassy at Paris, Aug. 10, 1917, to April 22, 1918.

Died, Nov. 27, 1918, at Paris, France: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1924.º

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Professor Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.D. H. Mahan, U. S. Military Academy.

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