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GEORGE WASHINGTON CULLUM - (1809-92) - Army Engineer, born 
New York City. Graduated at West Point (1833), was employed 
in construction of fortifications in Connecticut and 
elsewhere. Instructor of practical military engineering at 
West Point (1848-55), and subsequently superintendent of
construction of fortifications in North and South Carolina. 
Attached to staff of General Halleck during Civil War; directed
engineering operations in departments of Missouri and Mississipipi.
Following retirement (1874), devoted himself to literary and
scientific work. Published an excellent Biographical
Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military
Acedemy(3rd. ed., 1891); other works included
Campaigns and Engineers of the War of 1812 (1879)
and Historical Sketch of the Fortification Defenses of
Narragansett Bay Since the Founding in 1658 of the Colony of
Rhode Island. (1884).