Friday, February 04, 2011

Col James William Abert.

Col James William Abert.
Birth: Nov. 18, 1820, Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.
Death: Aug. 10, 1897, Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky.
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Campbell County, Kentucky.

Military service.

Brevet Second Lieutenant, fifth infantry, July 1, 1842.
Transferred to Topographical Engineers, May 24, 1843.
Second Lieutenant, May 27, 1846.
First Lieutenant, March 3, 1853.
Captain, July 1, 1856.
Major of Engineers, March 3, 1863.
Resigned June 25, 1864.
Brevet Lieutenant Colonel, for faithful and meritorious service in the Valley of the Shenandoah, from June 1861 to September 1862.
Major United States Army, January 3, 1895, by Act of Congress, August 17, 1894.
Retired January 14, 1895.
Died August 10, 1897.

Side notes.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 87. In the Field, Folly Island, S. C., Oct. 10, 1863.

Major J. W. Abert, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army, having reported for duty in this department, is hereby announced on the staff of the major-general commanding.

Major Abert will have charge of the engineer office at these headquarters, and the custody of all maps, drawings, and topographical surveys belonging to the engineer department.

1864, Major J. W. Abert, Corps of Engineers, is hereby relieved from duty in the Department of the South, and will report in n person without delay, at Major-General Canby's headquarters, via New Orleans, for assignment to duty.

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