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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1827

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

John Childe

(Ap'd Mas.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1823, to July 1, 1827, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1827.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1827.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1827‑28; on Ordnance duty, Dec. 30, 1828, to Feb. 28, 1834; in garrison at Ft. Wolcott, R. I., 1834‑35; and on Engineer duty, Mar. 27 to Sep. 2, 1835.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1835.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, 1835‑38. Asst. Engineer of York and Wrightsville Railroad, Pa., 1835‑36; and of Western Railroad, Mas., from Worcester to West Stockbridge, 1836‑40. Resident Superintending Engineer of West Stockbridge and Albany Railroad, N. Y., 1840‑44. Chief Engineer of Troy and Albany Railroad, N. Y., 1844‑45; and of Connecticut Valley Railroad, Mas., 1844‑47. Consulting Engineer of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, Mas., 1848; of improvement of St. Lawrence River, Canada (particularly deepening Lake St. Peter), 1850; of Edgefield and Kentucky Railroad, 1855; of Railroad Bridge at Nashville, Ten., over Cumberland River, 1855; and of other public works in the United States and Canada, 1847‑58. Chief Engineer of Columbus and Cleveland Railroad, O., 1853‑56; of New Orleans and Ohio Railroad (from Paducah, Ky., to junction with Mobile and Ohio Railroad on Tennessee line), 1853‑56; and of projected enlargement and improvement of Montreal harbor, Canada, 1857‑58.

Died, Feb. 2, 1858, at Springfield, Mas.: Aged 55.

Buried, Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, MA.

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