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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1829

Vol. I

(Born O.)

Catharinus P. Buckingham

(Ap'd O.)


Catharinus Putnam Buckingham: Born Mar. 4, 1808.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to July 1, 1829, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1829.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1829.

Served: on Topographical duty, Aug. 12, 1829, to Aug. 19, 1830; and at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Oct. 4, 1830, to Aug. 28, 1831.

Resigned, Sep. 30, 1831.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, 1831‑33, and 1845; Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy, Kenyon College, Gambier, O., 1833‑36. Principal of a Private School, Gambier, O., 1836‑38. Merchant, 1836‑43, 1846‑49. Manufacturer and Proprietor of Kokosing Iron Works, Mt. Vernon, Knox County, O., 1849‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: as Asst. Adjutant-General of the State of Ohio, May 3‑8, 1861, — Commissary-General, May 8 to July 1, 1861, — and Adjutant-General, with the rank of Brig.‑General, July 1, 1861, to April 2, 1862.

Re-appointed in the United States Volunteer force as

Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, July 16, 1862,

and served on Special duty in the War Department, Washington, D. C., July 16, 1862, till he

Resigned, Feb. 11, 1863.

Civil History. — Merchant, New York city, 1863‑68. Building Illinois Central Grain Elevators, 1858, and Re-building them, after being destroyed by the Chicago fire, 1868‑73. President of Chicago, Ill., Steel Works, 1873‑88. Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1879. Author of "Principles of Arithmetic," 1871, and of "Elements of the Differential or Infinitesimal Calculus," 1875, and Second Edition, 1880.

Died, Aug. 30, 1888, at Chicago, Ill.: Aged 80.

Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, Zanesville, OH.

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