[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]

[Link to a series of help pages]
[Link to the next level up]
[Link to my homepage]

This site is not affiliated with the US Military Academy.

[decorative delimiter]

 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Charles H. Bigelow

(Ap'd Mas.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1835.

 p588  Served: as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Ft. Adams, Newport harbor, R. I., 1835‑36, — on Ohio and Michigan Boundary Survey,

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 30, 1837)

1835‑36, — and in the construction of Ft. Independence, Boston harbor,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 7, 1838)

Mas., 1836‑43; and as Superintending Engineer of the construction of

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, June 16, 1839)

Ft. Independence, Mas., 1843‑46, — and of Ft. Warren and Sea-walls, Boston harbor, Mas., 1846.

Resigned, Apr. 25, 1846.

Civil History. — Chief Engineer of Essex Company, Lawrence, Mas., 1846‑57; of Lewiston, Me., Water Power Company, 1850‑51; of Water Measurement for Canal of Augusta, Ga., Manufacturing Company, 1857; and of Dam and Canal of Minneapolis Mill Company, at the Falls of St. Anthony, Min., 1857. Consulting Engineer of Niagara Falls Canal, 1852; and of projected Dam and Canal at Sherbrooke, Canada, 1856. Asst. Engineer in the service of the United States, in the construction of fortifications, New Bedford harbor, Mas., 1859‑60; and in charge of Fort at Clark's Point, New Bedford, Mas., and construction of temporary defenses for the protection of the harbor, 1861‑62. Superintendent and Engineer of New Bedford, Mas., Copper Company, 1860‑62. Degree of A. M. conferred by Williams College, Mas., 1851.

Died, Apr. 15, 1862, at New Bedford, Mas.: Aged 47.

[image ALT: Valid HTML 4.01.]

Page updated: 9 Mar 13