1870's Washington Monument Builder Blue Prints Cival & Letter Major John Wilson
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1870's Washington Monument Builder Blue Prints Cival & Letter Major John Wilson:
1870's letter and papers he built Washington monument congress house of representatives also Washington monument blue prints . Condition is Used. Shipped with USPS First Class Package.John Moulder Wilson(October 8, 1837 February 1, 1919) was aUnion Armyengineer and later served asChief of Engineersas well as serving asSuperintendent of the United States Military Academyfrom 18891893. He was a recipient of theMedal of Honorfor bravery in combat during theAmerican Civil War. John Moulder Wilson John Moulder Wilson BornOctober 8, 1837 Washington, D.C.DiedFebruary 1, 1919(aged81) Washington, D.C.Place of burial West Point Cemetery AllegianceUnited States of America UnionService/branchUnited States Army Union ArmyYearsof service18601901RankBrigadier GeneralCommands heldChief of EngineersBattles/warsAmerican Civil War Battle of Malvern Hill AwardsMedal of HonorOtherworkSuperintendent of the United States Military Academy BiographyEdit Wilson was born inWashington, D.C.. He graduated from theUnited States Military Academyin 1860 and was commissioned into combined Batteries B & L,2nd U.S. Artilleryas part of theU.S. Horse Artillery Brigade. He transferred to the Corps of Topographical Engineers in July 1862 and was awarded the Medal of Honor for fighting at theBattle of Malvern HillinVirginia, on August 6, 1862. He joined theUnited States Army Corps of Engineersin 1863 and received three brevet promotionsfor gallant service inAlabama. First Lieutenant John M.Wilson, June 1862. Detail of a photo by James F. Gibson. Library of Congress. After the Civil War, Wilson worked onHudson Riverimprovements and drafted plans for the canal around the Cascades of theColumbia River. He improved theGreat Lakesharbors ofOswego, New York,Cleveland, Ohio, andToledo, Ohio. Wilson headed the divisions of the Chief's office pertaining to military affairs for four years, was in charge of public buildings and grounds in Washington during bothGrover Clevelandadministrations, and was Superintendent ofWest Pointfrom 1889-1893. Before his appointment asChief of Engineers, he was Northeast Division Engineer. As Chief of Engineers, he directed the Corps' activities during theSpanishAmerican War. Wilson retired from the Corps on April 30, 1901. He served as an arbitrator during theCoal Strike