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CHARLES GRATIOT - (1786-1855) - Army Engineer, born Missouri.
Graduated from West Point (1806), served during War of 1812
in defense of Ft. Meigs and attack on Ft. Mackinac.
Subsequently superintended fortifications on Delaware River
and in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Chief Engineer and inspector
of West Point (1828). President Van Buren dismissed him
(1838) for failing to pay into tresury moneys entrusted to
him for public purposes. Clerk in Land Office in Washington
(1840-55). Ft. Gratiot on St. Clair River, Michigan, and
villages of Gratiot in Michigan and Wisconsin were named for
him.