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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1884

Vol. III

(Born S. C.)

David DuBoseº Gaillard

(Ap'd S. C.)


Born Fulton, SC.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1880, to June 15, 1884, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 15, 1884.

Served: with Battalion of Engineers at Willet's Point, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1884, to Apr. 18, 1887; and as Assistant to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Black, since Apr. 23, 1887.

First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Oct. 22, 1887.

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

Military History. — Served: Assistant to officer in charge of river and harbor works in Florida until Nov., 1891. — Member of International Boundary Commission, U. S. and Mexico, Nov., 1891 to Nov., 1896. — Assistant in local charge of defensive works at Fort Monroe, Va., Feb. to Oct. 10, 1895. — Assistant in local charge of Washington aqueduct, and officer in charge Washington aqueduct and water supply of the city of Washington, D. C., from Oct. 11, 1895 to

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 25, 1895)

May 3, 1895, except when engaged on survey of Portland Channel, Alaska, Aug. to Nov., 1896. — Engineer Officer on the staff of Major-General James F. Wade, U. S. Volunteers, May 6 to June 11, 1898.

(Colonel, 3d U. S. Volunteer Engineers, June 7, 1898)

— In command of regiment, June 7, 1898 to May 17, 1899.

Served: In camp, Chickamauga Park, Ga., May 23 to June 11, 1898; Washington, D. C., June 12 to July 20, 1898; in camp at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., July 22 to Sept. 20, 1898; in camp near Lexington, Ky., Sept. 21 to Nov. 11, 1898; in camp near Macon, Ga., Nov. 13, 1898 to Feb. 1, 1899; in camp near Cienfuegos, Cuba, Feb. 8 to April 13, 1899; in camp at Danfuskie Islands, S. C., April 18 to April 23, 1899; in camp at Fort McPherson, Ga., April 24 to May 17, 1899; in Washington, D. C., May 22, 1899 to ––––

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, May 17, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: Assistant to the Engineer Commissioner, District of Columbia, Washington, D. C., 1899‑1901; in charge harbor improvements, Lake Superior, 1901‑1903; Chief of Staff, Department of the Columbia, Sept. 19, 1903 to Jan. 11, 1904; on

(Major, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1904)

duty with the General Staff and as Engineer Officer, Northern Division, St. Louis, Mo., from Jan. 15, 1904 to Nov., 1904; on duty with the General Staff at Army War College, Nov., 1904 to Oct., 1906; Chief of the Military Information Division, Army of Cuban Pacification, Havana, Cuba, Oct., 1906 to Feb., 1907; appointed member of the Isthmian Canal Commission, March 16, 1907; in charge of Department of Excavation and Dredging at Culebra, Canal Zone, April 12, 1907 to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, April 11, 1909)

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

(Born Sept. 4, 1859)

Military History. —

Major, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1904

Member of Isthmian Canal Commission, March 16, 1907; in charge of Department of Excavation and Dredging at Culebra, Canal Zone, April 12, 1907, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, April 11, 1909)

May 7, 1913; on leave of absence and sick in Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md., to Dec. 5, 1913.

Died, Dec. 5, 1913, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 54.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1914; portrait in Annual Report for 1915.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Colonel Gaillard's birthplace is from David DuBose Gaillard — A Memorial, compiled and published by the Third United States Volunteer Engineers, St. Louis, 1916.

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