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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1830

Vol. I

(Born Ten.)

Thomas J. Lee​a

(Ap'd Ten.)


Thomas Jefferson Lee: Born August 7, 1808, Bordeaux, France.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1826, to July 1, 1830, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1830.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1830.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Severn, Md., 1830‑31; on Topographical duty, Nov. 25, 1831, to Dec. 31, 1833; in garrison at Ft. Severn, Md., 1834, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1834‑35, 1836; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Scott, June 20 to July 7, 1836; and in Operations in Creek Nation, 1836.

Resigned, Aug. 31, 1836.

Civil History. — U. S. Civil Engineer, 1836‑38, on Survey for improvement of Harbor of Havre de Grace, Md., — Survey for improvement of Core Sound, N. C., and Survey for Canal Route between Baltimore, Md., and Washington, D. C.

Military History. — Re-appointed in the U. S. Army with the rank of

First Lieut., Corps of Topographical Engineers, July 7, 1838.

Served: as Assistant in the Topographical Bureau at Washington, D. C., 1838‑39; on Survey of the Boundary between the United States and Texas, 1839‑40, — and of the Boundary between the United States and the British Provinces, 1840‑44; on Coast Survey, and making astronomical observations connected therewith, 1844‑48; as Assistant in the

(Captain, Corps of Topographical Engineers, Mar. 3, 1847)

Topographical Bureau at Washington, D. C., compiling "A collection of Tables and Formulae, useful in Geodesy and Practical Astronomy," 1848‑49; on Survey to determine the initial point of the Northern Boundary of Iowa,​b 1849; as Assistant in the Topographical Bureau at Washington, D. C., 1849‑51; on professional duty in Europe, 1851; as Assistant in the Topographical Bureau at Washington, D. C., 1851‑52, 1852‑54, 1854‑55; in measuring Base Line on Straits of Mackinac, for Survey of Northern Lakes, 1851; and determining initial point of Northern Boundary of Kansas, 1854.

Resigned, Apr. 30, 1855.

Civil History. — Commissioner, on the part of Maryland, to retrace and mark the Boundaries between Maryland and Virginia, 1858‑60. Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1859. Civil Engineer employed on the Coast Survey, 1861‑62, — by the Bureau  p452 of Topographical Engineers, 1862‑63, — and in the Engineer Bureau, Washington, D. C., in connection with River and Harbor Improvements, 1867‑89.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died at Baltimore, Md., Dec. 30, 1891: Aged 83.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1892, for an obituary notice.

Thayer's Notes:

a Father of Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.A. Nisbet Lee.

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b Not a given: see Jeff Morrison's excellent page, illustrated with several equally good maps.

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