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army officer

Peter Conover Hains, American army officer. Served as engineer of numerous works of harbor and river improvement; Member Isthmian Canal Commission (constructing commission), 1905-1907. Appointed major general United States of America, November 1, 1916, under a special act of Congress.

Background

Hains, Peter Conover was born on July 6, 1840 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Reuben P. and Amanda M. Hains.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1861.

Career

Admiral Jenkins, United States Navy, November 1864. Second and First lieutenant 2d Artillery, June 24, 1861. Transferred to topographical engrs., July 24, 1862, to engineer corps, March 3, 1863.

Captain, July 18, 1863. Major, September 22, 1870. Lieutenant colonel, September 16, 1886.

Colonel, August 13, 1895. Brigadier general vols., May 27-November 30, 1898. Brigadier general United States of America, April 21, 1903.

Bvtd.: captain, May 27, 1862, “for gallant and meritorious services” in battle of Hanover C.H., Virginia. Major, July 4, 1863, for same during siege of Vicksburg. Lieutenant colonel, March 13, 1865, for same during the war.

Membership

Served as engineer of numerous works of harbor and river improvement. Member Isthmian Canal Commission (constructing commission), 1905-1907. Appointed major general United States of America, November 1, 1916, under a special act of Congress.

Connections

Married Virginia P., d.

father:
Reuben P.

mother:
Amanda M. Hains

spouse:
Virginia P.