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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1820

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Joshua Barney

(Ap'd Md.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, May 4, 1815, to July 1, 1820, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Artillery, July 1, 1820.

Served: at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1820‑21, — Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1821‑23, — New York harbor, 1823, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1823‑26;

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821)

on Ordnance duty, Aug. 31, 1826, to June 11, 1827; on Topographical duty, June 11, 1827, to June 14, 1830; and on leave of absence, 1830‑32.

Resigned, July 31, 1832.

Civil History. — Assistant Engineer, Boston and Providence Railroad, 1832‑36. Engineer of the State of Maine, 1836; and of Andover and Wilmington, Mas., — Andover and Haverhill, Mas., — and Bangor and Old Town, Me., Railroads, 1836‑37. Engineer of Surveys of Boston and Salem, Mas., — Lowell and Nashua, Mas., — Portsmouth and Newburyport, Mas., — and Portland and Gorham, Me., Railroads, — and Kennebec and Casco Bay Canal, 1835‑37. Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, 1844‑54, superintending improvements of Dubuque harbor, Io., — and exploration and survey of railroad route from St. Louis, Mo., to Fulton, Ark. Engineer of Little Rock and Ft. Smith Branch Railroad, Ark., 1853‑54. Assistant in the Geodetic Survey of the Northern Lakes, 1859‑67.

Died, Apr. 13, 1867, at Detroit, Mich.: Aged 67.

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