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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1822

Vol. I

(Born Ct.)

George Dutton

(Ap'd Ct.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 7, 1818, to July 1, 1822, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1822.

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1822.

Served: as Assistant to the Board of Engineers at New York city, and on a tour of exploration to the West and South, 1822‑25; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Ft. Monroe, Hampton Roads, Va., 1825‑29; as Superintending Engineer of the Improvement of Ocracoke Inlet, N. C., 1829‑35, — of the building of Ft. Macon, N. C., 1823‑35, — of the Improvement

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Dec. 22, 1830)

of the Ohio River above Louisville, Ky., 1835‑36, — and of the construction of the Cumberland Road in Ohio, 1836‑41; as Member

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, July 7, 1838)

of Special Board of Engineers, for projecting Flynn's Knoll Light-house, New York harbor, 1839; as Superintending Engineer of the Repairs of Forts Macon, Caswell, and Johnston, N. C., 1841‑43, — and of the Interior Defenses of New York harbor, 1843‑45; as Member of Special Board of Engineers for examination of Florida Reef, for defensive works, 1844‑45; as Superintending Engineer of the construction of Ft. Taylor, Key West, Fla., 1845‑53, — of the improvement of the Harbors of Providence, R. I., New Haven, Ct., and Bridgeport, Ct., 1852, — and of  p276 Survey of Port Jefferson harbor, N. Y., 1853; as Member of the Board of Engineers for Atlantic Coast Defenses, Apr. 11, 1853, to Jan. 5, 1857; as Superintending Engineer of the Repairs of Ft. Adams, R. I. and Goat Island Light-house, Newport harbor, R. I., 1853‑55, — and of Surveys of Taunton River, Mas., and Providence and Newport harbors, R. I., 1853‑56; in charge of the Engineer Agency at New York, for purchasing and shipping supplies for public works, 1854‑56; as Light-house Engineer for the New York District, Apr. 11, 1853, to Aug. 25, 1856; as Superintending Engineer of the repairs of Fts. Hamilton and La­fayette, N. Y., 1854‑56, — and of Harbor Improvements in New Jersey, 1854‑56; in

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 31, 1856)

charge of Fortifications of New York harbor, and of Hudson River Improvement, 1855‑56; and as Superintending Engineer of the construction of Ft. Delaware, and of Harbor Improvements in Delaware River, 1856‑57.

Died, Jan. 5, 1857, at Philadelphia, Pa.: Aged 54.

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