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WILLIAM EMERY MERRILL - (1837-1891) - Army Enginer, born Ft.
Howard, Wisconsin. Graduated at West Point (1859), and
tought engineering there until outbreak of Civil War. Became
assistant engineer in Army of the Potomac, and later chief
engineer of armies of Kentucky and the Cumberland; served at
Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, and Resoca. Chief Engineer
under General Sherman in military Division of the Missouri
(1867-70); subsequently was engaged on improvement of Ohio,
Allegheny, Monongahela, and Muskisgum Rivers. Writings
included Iron Truss Bridges for Railroads (1870) and
Improvements of Non-Tidal Rivers (1881).