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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1836

Vol. I

(Born S. C.)

Thomas P. Chiffelle

(Ap'd S. C.)


Thomas Philotheos Chiffelle: Born Dec. 11, 1816.​a

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

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1836.

On authorized graduation leave of absence, July 1, 1836, to Sep. 30, 1836.

Resigned, Sep. 30, 1836.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, 1836‑60. Asst. Engineer on Maryland Cross-Cut Canal, 1836‑37, — on Baltimore and Susquehanna Railroad,  p659 1837‑38, — and on Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1838‑41. Engineer of Baltimore, Md., Water Works, 1843‑46, and 1852. Captain, Maryland Militia, 1845‑50. Surveyor of Street Commissioners of Baltimore, Md., 1847‑51, — and of the City of Baltimore, Md., 1851 and 1853. Sutler to the 9th U. S. Infantry, 1854‑57. Asst. Engineer in the service of the United States, at Ft. Carroll, Md., 1858, — and at Ft. Madison, Md., 1857‑60. Clerk in the Census Bureau, Washington, D. C., 1860‑61. Sutler at Ft. Dalles, Or., 1861‑62. Principal of a Military School, near Catonsville, Md., 1862‑63. Clerk in the Quartermaster-General's office, Washington, D. C., since 1867.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died April 27, 1891, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 75.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1891, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Chiffelle's full name and birthdate are from his tombstone (q.v.).

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