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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1897

Vol. IV

(Born O.)

Frederick W. Altstaetter

(Ap'd O.)


(Frederick William Altstaetter)

Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 15, 1893 to June 11, 1897, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Add. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 11, 1897)

Served: At Willet's Point, N. Y., Sept. 30 to Nov. 30, 1897.

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 5, 1898)

— Under Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.James B. Quinn, at New Orleans, until Aug. 4, 1898. — Under Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.C. W. Raymond, at Philadelphia, until Nov. 23, 1898. — At U. S. Engineer School, Willets Point, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1898 to ––––

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Sept. 20, 1899)

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

Military History. — At U. S. Engineer School, Willetis Point, N. Y., Nov. 23, 1898 to April 27, 1900; Assistant to Chief Engineer, Division of the Philippines, June 14, 1900 to July 20, 1901; in engagement with insurgents at Bulo Alto, Northern Luzon, Aug. 1, 1900, resulting in his capture;​a released Nov. 20, 1900; road construction, Northern Luzon, with detachment of Company E, U. S. Engineers, to July 19, 1901; with Company A, Battalion of Engineers, to Aug. 20, 1902 (at Manila, until July 20, 1901; at Willet's Point, N. Y., until  p574 Nov. 9, 1901; and then at Leavenworth); Instructor, and later Assistant Professor of Engineering, U. S. Military Academy, Aug. 20, 1902 to Aug., 1906; on leave, to Oct. 25, 1906.

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, April, 1904)

— Under Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.William L. Sibert, who was succeeded by Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.H. C. Newcomer, at Pittsburg, to March 30, 1908; in charge of Engineer District, with headquarters at Wheeling, W. Va., to –––––.

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

(Frederick William Altstaetter, Born Dec. 11, 1875.)

Military History. —

Captain, Corps of Engineers, April 23, 1904.

At Wheeling, W. Va., in charge of Engineer District, April, 1908, to

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 27, 1911)

October, 1913; at Washington Bks., D. C., Director of Civil Engineering at Engineer School, to July, 1914; in hospital and on leave to January, 1915; at Grand Rapids, Mich., in charge of Engineer District, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1917)

(Colonel, Temporary, Corps of Engineers, Aug. 5, 1917)

Nov. 3, 1918; in addition, in charge of Detroit Engineer District, June 7, 1917, to Nov. 4, 1918, and of U. S. Lake Survey, Detroit, June 7 to Oct. 23, 1917; Division Engineer, Engineer Department, Southeastern Division, Nov. 9, 1918, to Jan. 27, 1919; in charge of Savannah, Ga., Engineer District, Nov. 9, 1918, to

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1920)

Aug. 21, 1920.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 21, 1920,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

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

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 21, 1920,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

At Savannah, Ga., in charge of U. S. Engineer Office, to summer of 1923.

Civil History: — In charge of industrial development Savannah Board of Trade to summer of 1924; Consulting Harbor Engineer, City of Miami, Fla., Jan. 1, 1925, to May 1, 1927; Consulting Engineer, private practice since May, 1927.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Aug. 21, 1920.

Civil History: — At Savannah, Ga., Consulting Engr., private practice, to –––––. Active in business and civic life in Savannah including: Director, Atlantic Savings and Trust Co., Aug. 14, 1923, to ––––– Pres. Savannah Music Club, 1 yr.; Pres. Savannah Rotary Club, 1 yr.; V. Pres. Ga. Section, Am. Society of Civ. Engrs., 1 yr.; Pres. Savannah Family Welfare Society 1 yr.; on Bd. of Governors, Savannah Public Library, Mar., 1937, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Col Ret Ret 21 Aug 20

AD 40‑42

Civil History. — Savannah, Ga, Consulting Engr, private practice, 21–––––; active in business and civic life in Savannah including: Director, Atlantic Savings and Trust Co, 14 Aug 23–––––; on Bd of Governors, Savannah Public Library, Mar 37–––––; Armstrong College, Savannah Ga, Instructor in Physical Geography in 43 and in Mathematics, 45‑46.

37 E 50th St, Savannah Ga

Died Oct. 23, 1966, Savannah, GA: Aged 90.​b1

Cremated and ashes scattered over the Savannah River.​b2

Thayer's Notes:

a See also the note in the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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b1 b2 Col. Altstaetter died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the WPAOG memorial article, where his last name is given as Alstaetter.

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