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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1899

Vol. IV

(Born N. Y.)

Edward M. Markham

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the U. S. M. A., from June 15, 1895 to Feb. 15, 1899, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to

(Add. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Feb. 15, 1899)

Served: On engineer duty at St. Augustine, Fla., as assistant to Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Benyaurd and Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McKinstry, March 16, 1899 to ––––

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Sept. 29, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served: On engineer duty at St. Augustine, Fla., as Assistant to Colonel Benyaurd and Captain McKinstry, March 16, 1899 to Sept. 1, 1900; at the Engineer School at Willet's Point, N. Y., from Sep., 1900 to Feb., 1901; Quartermaster, 2d Battalion of Engineers, from Feb., 1901 to July, 1903; on duty with 2d Battalion of Engineers during that period at Willet's Point, N. Y., and in the Philippine Islands; Adjutant, Washington Barracks, D. C., from July, 1903 to Dec., 1903; Assistant to Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sewell, Corps of Engineers, in charge of the reconstruction of Washington Barracks, from Dec., 1903 to April, 1905; commanding Company H, 2d Battalion of Engineers, from April, 1905 to July, 1907; with Company H, at Washington Barracks, and in the Island of Cuba; Assistant to Engineer Commissioner, Washington, D. C., from Aug., 1907 to –––––.

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

(Edward Murphy Markham, Born July 6, 1877.)

Military History. —

Captain, Corps of Engineers, Oct. 15, 1905.

At Washington, D. C., Assistant to Engineer Commissioner, August, 1907, to

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 27, 1912)

August, 1912; at Memphis, Tenn., in charge of Engineer District, Control and Improvement of Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau to the White River, to August, 1916; at U. S. Military Academy, Professor of Practical Military Engineering, Aug. 26, 1916, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Temporary, Corps of Engineers, July 13, 1917)

(Colonel of Engineers, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 31, 1917; at Camp Dix, N. J., to –––––, organized and commanded 303rd Regiment of Engineers, until relieved of command in France, August, 1918, when he was assigned to General Hdqrs., A. E. F., as Deputy Director of Light Railways and Roads; continued in this capacity to December, 1918; at Coblenz, Germany, Chief Engineer, Army of Occupation, to January, 1919, when he was ordered to return to U. S. and report to Chief of Engineers; at Detroit, Mich., District Engineer, March 19, 1919, to ––––

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

Military History. —

Colonel of Engineers, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917.

At Detroit, Mich., District Engineer, Mar. 19, 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Lieutenant-Colonel, Oct. 6, 1919.

Colonel of Engineers, May 11, 1921.

June 5, 1925; at Fort Humphreys, Va., Commandant of the Engineer School and Post, June 7, 1925, to October 21, 1929; at Cleveland, Ohio, Division Engineer, Great Lakes Division, Oct. 26, 1929, to ––––

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Col. C. E., May 11, 1921.)

At Cleveland, Ohio, Div. Engrs., Great Lakes Div., Oct. 26, 1929, to

(Maj.‑Gen., C. of Engrs., Oct. 1, 1933)

Oct. 18, 1933, at Washington, D. C., C. of Engrs., Oct. 18, 1933 to

(Relieved as Maj.‑Gen., C. of Engrs., Oct. 17, 1937)

Oct. 18, 1937; on special mission to make a particular report on military matters, Hawaiian Islands, returned to Washington, D. C., Jan. 25, 1938.

(Maj.‑Gen., Ret., Feb. 28, 1938.
At his own request, after 40 years' service.)

Civil History. — Public Works Commissioner, New York, N. Y., Mar. 1 to Sept. 1, 1938; Pres. of the Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., Chicago, Sept. 1, 1938, to ––––

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

Military History: —

Maj Gen Ret 28 Feb 38

Civil History. — Chicago Ill, Pres of the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co, 1 Sep 38‑45. 59 Manning Blvd Albany NY

Died, Sep. 14, 1950, Albany, NY: Aged 73.​a

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Markham 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 memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates.

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