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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III
p271
2643

(Born Ill.)

Solomon W. Roessler

(Ap'd Ill.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1873, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence, June 15 to Dec. 1, 1877; with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., Dec. 7, 1877, to Aug. 27, 1880; on temporary duty with the Board of Engineers, preparing collected information on low‑water navigation of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, Feb. 23 to Aug. 27, 1880; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Civil and Military Engineering, Aug. 28, 1880, to Aug. 28, 1883;

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Dec. 31, 1880)

as Assistant to Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Mendell, Sep. 15, 1883, to Oct. 8, 1884, and to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Payson, Oct. 8, 1884, to Mar. 25, 1885; with Engineer Battalion at Willet's Point, N. Y., in various Staff positions and commanding company, since Apr. 6, 1885; and Member of Torpedo Board, 1888.

Captain, Corps of Engineers, Dec. 1, 1887.

Vol. IV
p276
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Solomon William Roessler)

Military History. — Served: In charge of river and harbor improvements on Mississippi River, from Cairo to mouth of White River, June 22, 1890 to Jan. 3, 1895. — Member of a Board of officers on construction of levees along Mississippi River, June 22, 1890 to Jan. 3, 1895. — On sick leave, Jan. 3 to Nov. 1, 1895. — Served in command of Company A, Battalion of Engineers, Nov. 1, 1895 to May 22, 1898, and of Company B, same battalion, from May 22 to Oct. 1, 1898. — In charge of Department of Civil Engineering, U. S. Engineer School, Willets Point, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1895 to Oct. 1, 1898, and in local charge of torpedo defense of eastern entrance to New York Harbor, May 22 to Oct. 12, 1898. — Member of a Board on torpedo system, from March, 1897 to –––––;

(Major, Corps of Engineers, July 5, 1898)

In charge of river and harbor works and fortifications on Atlantic coast from Eastport, Me., to Portsmouth, N. H., from Oct. 15, 1898 to ––––

Vol. V
p252
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Member of a board on torpedo system, from Mar., 1897 to 1898.

(Major, Corps of Engineers, July 5, 1898)

— In charge of river and harbor works and fortifications on Atlantic coast from Eastport, Me., to Portsmouth, N. H., from Oct. 15, 1898 to Aug. 2, 1904; member board on electric plants for seacoast fortifications from 1899 to 1906; on special duty in office of the Chief of Engineers from Aug. 29, 1904 to July 31, 1905; in charge of river and harbor works, Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and of fortifications at mouth of Columbia River; Engineer, 13th Lighthouse District, from Aug. 15, 1905, to ––––

 p253  (Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, April 2, 1906)

— Division Engineer, Northern Pacific Division, from June 3, 1907, to –––––; Chief Engineer Officer, Department of the Columbia, from June 30, 1907 to July 13, 1908; Lighthouse Engineer for the 13th Lighthouse District and as Division Engineer for the Northern Pacific Division.

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, April 11, 1909)

— In charge of Improvement of Ambrose Channel, Main Ship Channel, Buttermilk Channel, Bay Ridge and Red Hook Channels, Gowanus Bay, New York Harbor; enlargement of Governor's Island, N. Y., July 20, 1908, to –––––; also in charge of work of construction and preservation and repair of the fortifications at the eastern and southern entrances to New York Harbor; member of New York Harbor Line Board, Board of Engineers and Board for Examination of Officers for Promotion, all these since July 20, 1908 –––––.

Vol. VI
p225
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Solomon William Roessler, Born Dec. 27, 1854.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, April 2, 1906.

At New York, N. Y., in charge of improvement of Ambrose Channel, Main Ship Channel, Buttermilk Channel, Bay Ridge and Red Hook Channels, Gowanus Bay, New York Harbor, enlargement of Governor's Island, construction, preservation and repair of fortifications at eastern and southern entrances to New York Harbor, member of New York Harbor Line Board, of Board of Engineers, and of Board for Examination of Officers for Promotion, from July 20, 1908, to

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, April 11, 1909)

April 30, 1915; in charge of improvement of Harbor of San Juan, P. R., Aug. 19, 1910, to April 30, 1915; in charge of River and Harbor Improvements on Long Island, N. Y., Oct. 31, 1910, to April 30, 1915.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 1, 1915,
At His Own Request, After Over 30º Years' Service.

Recalled into active service during the War with Germany and assumed charge of river and harbor improvements and fortifications in the New London, Conn., District, June 9, 1917, and, since Jan. 1, 1918, of First Engineer District, New York City; member of the Board of Engineers and New York Harbor Line Board, and of the Board for Rivers and Harbors; in charge of construction of Memorials near Plattsburg, N. Y., and Vergennes, Vt., in commemoration of Commodore McDonough's victory on Lake Champlain in 1814.

Vol. VII
p138
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 1, 1915,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Recalled to active duty, June 9, 1917; reverted to inactive status Sept. 1, 1919.

Vol. VIII
p53
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., May 1, 1915.

Vol. IX
p40
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Col Ret 1 May 15.

Died, Jan. 18, 1945, at Bridgeport, Conn.: Aged 90.


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