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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Thomas L. Casey​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born West Point, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1875, to June 12, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 13, 1879.

Served: on duty at the Military Academy, to Aug. 28, 1879, — and with the Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1879, to June 8, 1882; as Assistant to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Ludlow, June 10 to Aug. 12, 1882,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 17, 1881)

and to Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Weitzel, Apr. 27, 1883, to Mar. 19, 1884; as Secretary of Commission Advisory to Board of Harbor Commissioners of Philadelphia, June 30 to Aug. 12, 1882, and Apr. 27, 1883, to Jan. 16, 1885; on duty with Expedition to observe Transit of Venus, under Prof. Simon Newcomb, U. S. Navy, Aug. 12, 1882, to Apr. 27, 1883; in temporary charge of the Construction of Fts. Mifflin, Pa., Delaware, Del., and Fort and Mortar Battery opposite, and Battery and Mortar Battery at Finn's Point, N. J., and of works of River and Harbor improvement, examinations and surveys, and removal of wrecks, in district of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, Mar. 19 to Apr. 19, 1884; as Assistant to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Heuer, Apr. 19, 1884, to Jan. 16, 1885; as Recorder of Board of Engineers Officers on Improvement of Delaware River and Bay, Dec. 11, 1884; as Engineer Officer, Division of the Pacific and Department of California, Jan. 26, 1885, to Sep. 19, 1887, and Inspector of Rifle Practice, Department of California, Apr. 1, 1885, to Sep. 11, 1886; as Member of Commission to run and mark the boundary lines between a portion of the Indian Territory and the State of Texas, Sep. 24, 1885, to Apr., 1887; as Assistant to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Livermore, Oct. 26, 1887, to Dec. 1, 1888; and in charge of various works of River and Harbor improvement

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, July 23, 1888)

and examinations and surveys in northern New Jersey, and the western part of Long Island, N. Y., since Dec. 6, 1888.

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

(Thomas Lincoln Casey)

Military History. — Served: On duty in New York in charge of rivers and harbors in northwestern New Jersey; as a member of the Board for testing range-finders, Oct. 15, 1889 until Oct. 23, 1894; and on Boards for establishment of harbor lines for Norwalk and Stamford, Ct. — In Norfolk, Va., on river and harbor duty, from Nov. 1, 1894 to –––––; and in construction of fortifications at Fort Monroe, Va., from Oct. 1895 to ––––

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

— In charge, during Spanish-American war, of the defense of Hampton Roads, Va., by means of submarine mines.

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

Military History. — Served: On duty at Norfolk and Fort Monroe, Va., from 1895 to Dec., 1899; at Vicksburg, Miss., from Dec., 1899 to Oct., 1901; at St. Louis, Mo., in charge of River Improvements, and member of the Mississippi River Commission, from Nov., 1901 to Aug., 1906; at Washington, D. C., to –––––, as Engineer Secretary of Light-house Board.

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

(Thomas Lincoln Casey, Jr., Born Feb. 19, 1857.)

Military History. —

Major, Corps of Engineers, July 5, 1898.

At St. Louis, Mo., in charge of River Improvements and member of Mississippi River Commission, November, 1901, to August, 1906; at Washington, D. C.,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Sept. 26, 1906)

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Sept. 21, 1909)

 p263  Engineer Secretary of the Lighthouse Board to January, 1910.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 1, 1912,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Since retirement, has been engaged in biological work, publishing several works on coleoptera, upon which he is a foremost authority.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 1, 1912,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Died, Feb. 3, 1925, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 68.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1925.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Thomas Lincoln Casey, U. S. Army, Class of 1852.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Casey's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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