William Benthall Brooks Edit Profile
Educated private schools and by private tutor.
Appointed from Virginia, 3d assistant engineer United States Navy, February 1852. Promoted 2d assistant engineer, September, 1855. 1st assistant engineer, 1858.
Lieutenant chief engineer, 1861. Retired with rank of captain, March, 1892. Promoted to chief engineer with rank of rear admiral retired, by act of Congress, June 1896.
Married Amelia Wright, September 23, 1858.