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JAMES CHATHAM DUANE - (1824-97) - Army Engineer, born
Schenectady, N.Y. Graduated at Union College (1844) and
U.S. Military Academy (1848). Commanded engineer company
in Utah expedition (1854). During Civil War, chief
engineer of Army of the Patomac, constructing field works,
bridges, and roads and taking part in seige of Petersburg.
Subsequently, superintendent of fortifications on coasts
of Maine and New Hampshire, and lighthouse engineer of
northeast coast. Chief of Engineers (1886-88).