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).