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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Richard L. Hoxie​a

(Ap'd Io.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1864, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 15, 1868.

Served: with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1868, to Sep. 5, 1870; as Assistant Engineer on the Public Works in Boston Harbor, Mas., Sep. 5, 1870, to July 3, 1872 (leave of absence, Dec. 24,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Sep. 22, 1870)

1870, to Jan. 23, 1871, and Feb. 16 to Apr. 19, 1871); as Assistant Engineer on Western Explorations under the orders of Lieut. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wheeler, July 3, 1872, to July 2, 1874; and as Chief Engineer of the District of Columbia and under the Direction of the Board of Commissioners, July 2, 1874, to July 25, 1878; as Assistant to Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia, to Aug. 16, 1884, and to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Lydecker on Washington Aqueduct and Extension, Nov. 22, 1882, to Jan. 4, 1884; in charge of

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, June 15, 1882)

Pensacola Defenses, various River and Harbor Improvements, Surveys, etc., in Florida, Alabama, and Georgia, Aug. 30, 1884, to Jan. 17, 1889; in command of Engineer Company, since Jan. 24, 1889, and Instructor of Military Engineering in School of Application, Willet's Point, N. Y.,  p108 since Feb. 23, 1889; and Member of Engineer Board on Selma Bridge, Ala., 1885.

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

Military History. — Served: At Willets Point, N. Y., as Instructor in Military Engineering and in Astronomy, and commanding Company B, Battalion of Engineers, Jan. 22, 1889 to Dec. 4, 1893; Pittsburg, Pa., in charge of the improvement of Monongahela and Allegheny rivers, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, Dec. 6, 1893 to April 19, 1897. — Member of various Boards of Engineer Officers on river and harbor improvement and bridge construction. — Portland, Me., in charge of fortification and river and harbor works in Maine and New Hampshire, April 20, 1897 to Oct. 15, 1898. — Washington, D. C., Member and Engineer Secretary of the Lighthouse Board, Oct. 18, 1898 to ––––

(Major, Corps of Engineers, March 31, 1895)

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

Military History. — Served: Washington, D. C., Member and Engineer Secretary of the Lighthouse Board, Oct. 18, 1898 to May 31, 1901. — St. Paul, Minn., in charge of river and harbor works, Sept. 20, 1901 to Nov. 14, 1903. — Baltimore, Md., in charge of fortification and river and harbor works, Nov. 21, 1903

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1904)

to July 1, 1908. — Member of Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, Dec. 1, 1903 to July 14, 1908. — Engineer 5th Lighthouse District, June 26, 1905 to Aug. 7, 1908. — In temporary charge of the Washington Aqueduct, and fortifications and river and harbor works of the Washington, D. C., district, July 31 to Dec. 15, 1905.

 p148  (Colonel, Corps of Engineers, June 9, 1907)

— Member of various Boards of Officers on subjects relating to fortifications.

Brig.‑General, U. S. A., Retired Aug. 7, 1908, by operation of law.

— Residence, Washington, D. C.

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

(Richard Leveridge Hoxie, Born Aug. 7, 1844.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Corps of Engineers, June 9, 1907.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 7, 1908,
By Operation of Law.

Since retirement, resided in Washington, D. C.

Ancestors who were officers in the Revolutionary Army: Great-great-grandfather, Lieut.‑Colonel Gideon Hoxie of Colonel Richmond's regiment of R. I. troops; great-grandfather, Lieut. Peleg Hoxie of Lippett's 2nd Regiment of R. I. troops, and in Colonel Christopher Greene's Battalion.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, Corps of Engineers, June 9, 1907.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 7, 1908,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Apr. 29, 1930, at Miami, Fla.: Aged 86.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1930.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Repairing an oversight in the Register, where the military service of Cadets before entering West Point is usually mentioned, this from his AOG obituary:

When a boy of seventeen years he enlisted as a private and became a bugler, later a corporal in Co. F, 1st Iowa Cavalry serving during the Civil War.

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