EDWARD BISSELL HUNT - (1822-1863) - Army Engineer, born Livingston Co., N.Y. Graduated at West Point (1845), assistant to the board of engineers for coast defense at New York (1845-46), taught engineering at West Point, and assisted in the construction of Ft. Warren, Boston Harbor (1849-51). Engaged in the construction of fortifications and lighthouses on the coast of Rhode Island, in construciton of Ft. Taylor and other defensive works. Made chief engineer of the Department of the Shenandoah (1862) and subsequently engaged on fortifications in Connecticut and Rhode Island. Promoted to major and under special order from the Navy Department, engaged in perfecting a submarine battery which he had invented. Making experiments on this battery, when he was suffocated by escaping gases.