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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1825

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Thompson S. Brown​1

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1821, to July 1, 1825, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1825.

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1825.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 31 to Dec. 2, 1825; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Ft. Adams, R. I., 1825‑26; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Brown, General-in‑Chief, Dec. 1, 1826, to Feb. 24, 1828; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Ft. Adams, Newport harbor, R. I., 1828‑33; as Superintending Engineer of the Improvement of Arkansas River, 1833, — of the Cumberland Road in Illinois, 1833‑34, — of the construction and repairs of the fortifications for the defense of Charleston harbor, S. C., and preservation of their sites, 1834‑35, — and of the Improvement of Lake

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, May 15, 1835)

Erie Harbors and Light-houses, 1835‑36.

Resigned, Oct. 31, 1836.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in the United States, 1836‑49; and in Russia, 1849‑54. Chief Engineer, Buffalo, N. Y., and Erie, Pa., Railroad, 1836‑38. Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, superintending Harbor Improvements on Lake Erie, 1836‑38. Chief Engineer of Western Division of New York and Erie Railroad, 1838‑42, — and of the entire road, 1842‑49. Consulting Engineer, in the service of the Czar of Russia, of the St. Petersburg and Moscow Railroad, Russia, 1849‑54.

Died, June 30, 1855, at Naples, Italy: Aged 48.

The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of Major Samuel Brown, and nephew of General Jacob Brown, General-in‑Chief of the U. S. Army.

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