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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1869

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Philip M. Price

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born Nov. 27, 1848, Philadelphia, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1865, to June 15, 1869, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 15, 1869.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., Oct. 1, 1869, to Dec., 1870; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Jan. 1, 1871, to Aug. 28, 1872; with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point,

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 10, 1872)

N. Y., Aug. 31, 1872, to Jun. 27, 1874; as Assistant Engineer on the

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Sep. 30, 1873)

Geographical Explorations and Surveys west of the 100th Meridian, Jun. 27, 1874, to May 5, 1875, — and on the Survey of the Northern Lakes and the Mississippi River, May 13, 1875 (on Special duty in Department of Texas, July 16 to Nov. 22, 1880), to Dec. 7, 1880; as Assistant  p129 to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Gillespie, Jan. 31 to July 27, 1881, and to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Powell,

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Jan. 10, 1883)

to Nov. 26, 1883; in command of Engineer Company at Willet's Point, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1883, to Jan. 14, 1886, and at West Point, N. Y., Jan. 15, 1886, to Jan. 4, 1889; at the Military Academy as Instructor of Practical Military Engineering and in charge of Water Works, etc., Jan. 15, 1886, to Jan. 4, 1889; inspection of Monument at Washington's Newburg Headquarters, N. Y., July 7, 1886, and in charge to Jan. 4, 1889; in charge of Pensacola Defenses, and various River and Harbor Improvements, Surveys, Bridges, etc., in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, since Jan. 17, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: In charge of the defenses of Pensacola and of various river and harbor works in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, 1889 to 1893. — Engineer Secretary, Lighthouse Board, 1893 to Oct., 1894.

Died Oct. 4, 1894, at Fort Monroe, Va.: Aged 46.

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

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

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

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