1837 – Born on the 2nd of May in Robertville, South Carolina.
1857 – Graduating fourth in his class at West Point.
1867 – 1871 – Served as Engineer of the Army’s Division of the Pacific.
1876 – He is most famous for his Pocket Manual of Rules of Order for Deliberative Assemblies — a collection of rules regarding parliamentary procedure, published.
1895 – 1901 – He was president of the Board of Engineers.
1897 – 1901 – Served as Southwest Division Engineer.
1901 – He was made brigadier general on the 30th of April, and was appointed Chief of Engineers.
– He served until 2nd of May, when he retired from the Army.
1902 – He chaired a board of engineers that designed the Galveston seawall following the Galveston Hurricane.
1923 – Died on the 11th of May in Hornell, New York.