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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1822

Vol. I

(Born N. J.)

Augustus Canfield

(Ap'd N. J.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 17, 1818, to July 1, 1822, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1822.

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1822.

Served: on Ordnance duty, Aug. 21, 1822, to Nov. 15, 1823; on Recruiting

(Transferred to 4th Artillery, Feb. 18, 1823)

service, 1824; in garrison at Ft. Marion, Fla., 1824‑26; on Topographical duty, Apr. 4, 1826, to Mar. 6, 1828; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1828, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1828‑29; on Commissary duty at Baltimore, Md., 1829‑30; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1830, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1830‑31;

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Mar. 1, 1830)

on Recruiting service, 1831; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1831‑32; on Topographical duty, Apr. 6, 1832, to Sep. 14, 1834; on Survey of Cumberland Road, 1835, — and of

(Bvt. Capt., Staff — Asst. Topographical Engineer, Sep. 14, 1834)

sites for Defensive Works on Lake Champlain, N. Y., 1836; on inspection of public works on Lake Champlain, N. Y., 1836; on survey of Rivers and Harbors in the State of New York, 1837‑39, — and of Sault St.

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

Marie, 1840‑41; on leave of absence in Europe, 1841; in charge of Hudson River Improvement, N. Y., 1842, — of Harbors on Lake Ontario, N. Y., 1842, and at the west end of Lake Erie, 1843‑49, — and of St. Joseph's Harbor, Mich., 1843‑47; on survey of Light-house site on Waugoshanee Shoal, Lake Michigan, 1847‑48; as Light-house Engineer, 1848‑52; in charge of Channel Improvement across St. Clair's Flats, Mich., 1852‑53; and as Superintending Top. Engineer of Sault St. Marie Canal, Mich., 1853‑54.

Died, Apr. 18, 1854, at Detroit, Mich.: Aged 53.

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