Engineer; born in Washington, Ga.
, May 26, 1835; was graduated at the United States Military Academy, and commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Engineer Corps in 1857, resigned and entered the Confederate army in 1861; served with the Army of Northern Virginia from the beginning to the close of the war, attaining the rank of brigadier-general and chief of ordnance.
In 1866-70 he was Professor
of Mathematies and Engineering in the University
of South Carolina
; in 1871-92 engaged in railroad business; and in 1892-94 was a member of the Boards on Navigation of the Columbia River
, Ore., and on the ship-canal between Chesapeake
and Delaware bays
Subsequently he was engineer-arbitrator of the boundary survey between Costa Rica