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DANIEL PHINEAS WOODBURY - (1812-1864) - Army Engineer,
born New London, N.H. Graduated at West Point 1836, was
engaged in construction of Cumberland Road in Ohio, and
Fts. Karny and Laramie on Oregon Trail. Helped construct
defenses at Washington, D.C., at outbreak of Civil War
and served under David Hunter at First Battle of Bull
Run. Promoted Brigadier-General of volunteers, commanded
engineer brigade in Army of the Potomac; at
Fredricksburg, built pontoon bridge across Rappahannack
while under fire. Breveted Major-General in regular
Army, given command of District of Key West (March,
1863), and there died of yellow fever. Works included
Sustaining Walls (1945) and Theory of the Arch (1859).