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army officer

George Washington Cullum, American army officer.

Background

Cullum, George Washington was born on February 25, 1809 in New York City. Son of Arthur and Harriet (Sturges) Cullum.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1833.

Career

Commissioned, Corps Engineers, United States Army, 1833. Assistant to chief engineer, Washington, District of Columbia, 1834-1836. Superintending engineer government works, notably those at Fts.

Trumball, Warren, Independence, Winthrop, Sumter, and at Battery Griswold. Staff aide-de-camp to General Winfield Scott, commander-in-chief United States Army. Captain, 1838, major, 1861.

Brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1861, lieutenant colonel engrs., 1863. Engaged in a number of engineering operations during Civil War, including fortification of Nashville, 1864. Superintendent United States Military Academy, 1864-1866.

Commissioned colonel, 1867. An organizer Association Graduates United States Military Academy, 1870. Retired, 1874; vice president American Geography Society of New York, 1877-1892.

Left bequests of $250,000 for building at United States Military Academy, $100,000 to American Geography Society Author: Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the United States Military Academy.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the United States Military Academy.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Hamilton Halleck, September 23, 1875.

father:
Arthur Cullum

mother:
Harriet (Sturges) Cullum

spouse:
Elizabeth Hamilton Halleck