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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1820

Vol. I

(Born N. J.)

Stephen Tuttle

(Ap'd N. J.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 7, 1817, to July 1, 1820, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1820.

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Aug. 29, 1820.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, July 1, 1820, to July 1, 1821; as Assistant to  p245 the Board of Engineers, 1821‑22; as Disbursing Agent, New York, 1822‑23; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the defenses of New Orleans, La., 1823‑26, — of Ft. Caswell, mouth of Cape Fear River, N. C., 1826‑27, — of Ft. Morgan, Ala., 1828‑29, — and of Improvement

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, May 24, 1828)

of Pass au Héron, Mobile harbor, Ala., 1828‑29, — and as Superintending Engineer of repairs of fortifications in Delaware River, 1829‑31, — of construction of the Cumberland Road in Ohio, 1831‑32, — of the preservation of Pea-Patch Island, Del., and improvement of the Harbors in Delaware River, 1832‑33, — and of the repairs of Ft. Marion, St. Augustine, Fla., 1833‑35.​a

Died, Jan. 21, 1835, at St. Augustine, Fla.: Aged 37.​b

Buried, St. Augustine National Cemetery, St. Augustine, FL.

Thayer's Notes:

a This PDF at West Point AOG has photographs of the surviving portions of a sea-wall that was built as part of the improvements to Ft. Marion while Lt. Tuttle was on duty there, and additional interesting information.

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b His tombstone, (q.v.), makes him 36.

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