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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1824

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

W. Beverhout Thompson

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 24, 1819, to July 1, 1824, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1824.

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1824.

Served: on Topographical duty, Mar. 16, 1825, to June 25, 1830; and

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Sep. 30, 1828)

on leave of absence, 1830.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1830.

Civil History. — Assistant Engineer, Charleston and Hamburg Railroad, S. C., 1829‑33. Principal Asst. Engineer, Norfolk and Portsmouth Railroad, Va., 1833‑36; and of the Board of Public Works of Virginia, 1836‑40. Contractor for the completion of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Md., 1844‑48. Chief Engineer of the Cape Fear and Deep River Navigation, N. C., 1849‑52; of the Neuse and Tar River Improvements, N. C., 1852‑54; of Goldsborough and Beaufort Railroad, N. C., 1854‑58; and of Abingdon and Cumberland Gap Road, Va., 1857‑61.

Died,   , 1867, at Georgetown, D. C.: Aged 62.

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