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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1836

Vol. I

(Born N. J.)

I. Carle Woodruff

(Ap'd N. J.)


Israel Carle Woodruff: Born Aug. 22, 1815.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1832, to  p650 July 1, 1836, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1836.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Aug. 31, 1836.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Engineering, Nov. 4, 1836, to Sep. 8, 1838; as Asst. Topographical Engineer in the

(Second Lieut., Top. Engineers, July 7, 1838)

improvement of Harbors on Lake Erie, 1838‑46, — on Survey of Northern

(First Lieut., Top. Engineers, Mar. 31, 1842)

Lakes 1846‑47, — on construction of Light-houses in Delaware Bay, 1847‑48, — and on Survey of Boundary Line of Creek Indian Territory, 1849‑50; as Superintending Top. Engineer of Survey of Creek Boundary, 1850‑51, — of construction of Light-house in Niagara River, 1851‑52, — of Reconnoissances of Military roads to the South Pass of the Rocky Mountains and to New Mexico, 1852, — and in examination of sites for Military Posts on the Arkansas River, and the Republican Fork of the Kansas River, 1852; as Engineer and Inspector of Light-houses on Lakes Erie and Ontario, and on Detroit, Niagara, and St. Lawrence Rivers,

(Captain, Top. Engineers, Mar. 3, 1853, for Fourteen Years' Continuous Service)

1853‑57, — and in distributing Light-house supplies for the 10th and 11th Districts, 1853‑57; and as Assistant at Washington, D. C., to the Chief Top. Engineer, 1857‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66; as Assistant at Washington, D. C., to the Chief Top. Engineer, 1861‑63, — and to

(Major, Top. Engineers, Aug. 6, 1861: Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1863)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Aug. 15, 1864)

the Chief Engineer, Mar. 3, 1863, to Aug. 12, 1866; as Member of Board for examination of Candidates for appointment in the Signal Corps, Apr. 13, 1863, to May, 1865; as Asst. Engineer in the Defense of Washington, D. C., July 13‑16, 1864, against the Rebel Raiders under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Early; as Member of Board for the Examination of Engineer Officers for Promotion, July 2, 1864, to Apr. 17, 1865, — and of Board to prepare Engineer

(Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Engineer Department)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

Regulations, Nov. 6‑28, 1866.

Served: as Assistant to the Chief of Engineers, at Washington, D. C., Aug. 12, 1866, to Oct. 10, 1870 (Inspection tour of Harbors on Lakes Champlain, Ontario, and Erie, July‑Sep., 1868); as Engineer of Fourth Light-house District, Feb. 21, 1870, to May 14, 1873, and of Third District, June 16, 1870, to Dec. 10, 1878; and as Member of various Engineer

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, Feb. 22, 1872)

Boards on River and Harbor Improvements, Bridge Construction, etc., 1869‑78.

Died, Dec. 10, 1878, at Tompkinsville, Staten Island, N. Y.: Aged 63.

Buried, First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Ewing, NJ.

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