Peter Conover Hains Edit Profile
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1861.
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.
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.
Married Virginia P., d.