Item #249224 Archive of partly-printed documents, most signed by Barnard, relating to Corps of Engineer construction at Fort Tompkins and Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. John G. Barnard.

Archive of partly-printed documents, most signed by Barnard, relating to Corps of Engineer construction at Fort Tompkins and Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island.

Staten Island: 1866.

Together 25 documents. Fine, folded and in original sealed orange wrappers Item #249224

Includes pay rolls, appropriations, returns of revenue taxes, accounts of dispursements, etc., most signed by Barnard.

Barnard graduated from West Point in 1833 at the top of his class, embarking on a 48-year career in the Corps of Engineers. After service in the Mexican War, Barnard oversaw repairs to Fort St. Philip, before returning to Mexico as the Chief Engineer for the Exploration and Survey of the projected Tehuantepec Railroad. From 1855-56 he succeeded Robert E. Lee as the Superintendent of West Point. During the Civil War he served as Chief Engineer of the Army of the Potomac (1861-1862), Chief Engineer of the Department of Washington (1861-1864), and as Chief Engineer of the armies in the field (1864-1865). Following the war he oversaw repairs and updates to the batteries on Fort Tompkins and Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island.

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