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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III

(Born N. H.)

Dan C. Kingman

(Ap'd N. H.)


Born Dover, NH.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1870, to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 16, 1875.

Served: with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1875, to Aug. 27, 1878 (on Special Service in Baltimore, Md., July 21 to Aug. 17, 1877, on temporary duty under the orders of Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Gillmore, Sep. 4 to Oct. 2, 1877, and on leave of absence, June 4 to July 4, 1878); at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Engineering, Aug. 28, 1878, to Aug. 28, 1881; as Engineer Officer of the Platte, Sep. 29, 1881,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Mar. 4, 1879)

to Nov. 24, 1886; in charge of the Improvement of the Yellowstone National Park, July 6, 1883, to Mar. 28, 1887; as Member of Committee to examine the U. S. Penitentiary Building at Sioux Falls, Dak., Feb. 18 to Apr., 1885; in charge of Fourth District of the Mississippi River for

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Apr. 20, 1886)

the purpose of improvement, special work on the river, and construction and repairs of levees, improvement of the harbor at New Orleans, the Mississippi River at Natchez and Vandalia, mouth of Red River, and the Rectification of the Red and Atchafalaya Rivers at mouth of Red River, and Member of Engineer Board on Building and Repair of Levees on the Mississippi River,​1 since Dec. 4, 1886, — and of Improvement of the mouth of Bayou Plaquemine, since May 20, 1889; and as Member of Board on Plans of proposed Bridge across the Mississippi River at Memphis, May, 1888.

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

Military History. — In charge of 4th District, Mississippi River, Dec. 4, 1886 to Oct. 27, 1890; at Oswego, N. Y., on Engineer duty, in charge of the defensive works on lake shores of New York, and water-level observations of Lake Ontario, to Nov. 7, 1895; at Chattanooga, Ten., in charge of the improvement of the Tennessee River and various other Engineer works, Nov. 21, 1895 to ––––

(Major, Corps of Engineers, July 31, 1897)

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

Military History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Engineers, Feb. 16, 1905)

(Colonel of Engineers, July 6, 1908)

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

(Dan Christie Kingman, Born March 6, 1852.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 16, 1905.

At Savannah, Ga., March 15, 1906, in charge of Engineering District, including the defensive works on the coast of Georgia and Florida, and the improvement of Cumberland Sound and inside waterways between Savannah, Ga., and Fernandina, Fla.;

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, July 6, 1908)

Engineer 6th Lighthouse District, Charleston, S. C., July 13, 1908; from March 16 to July 31, 1911, in addition to other duties, was in charge of the defensive works on the coast of South Carolina and of river and harbor improvement in Charleston District; member of Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, Oct. 24 to Nov. 30, 1911; member of National Land Defense Board; relieved from all duty at Savannah, Ga., Oct. 9, 1913;

(Brigadier-General, Chief of Engineers, Oct. 12, 1913)

Member of Board of Ordnance and Fortification; member of Joint Army and Navy Board; senior member of Board to prepare plans for canalization of Cape Fear River above Wilmington, N. C.; of Board to report on combined improvement for navigation and water power development of the Tennessee River at Mussel Shoals; of Board to make preliminary examination of Tug and Levisa Fork of Big Sandy River, Ky.; of Board to make examination and report on Congaree River, S. C.; and of Board of Army and Navy Officers to report upon necessary defenses of Panama Canal.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, March 6, 1916,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Nov. 14, 1916, at Atlantic City, N. J.: Aged 64.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1917.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Received the Thanks of the Legislature of Louisiana, May 21, 1890, "for the splendid services rendered our State during the high water of 1890."

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Kingman's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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