In September, 1862,
taken with malarial fever of malignant type. For ten days not expected to
live from day to day. Had thrilling experiences in service during the next
three years. Jan. 8, 1865, deciphered the Confederate "Series
Cipher," their most secret and difficult cipher. "Three days
before the Confederates evacuated Charleston, we notified our General the exact
hour when they would go out. July 4, 1865, left Charleston, eighteen
months from the day I landed on the islands near the city." July 11,
1865, discharged at Hilton Head, S.C., and returned to Middletown in time to see
the Class of '65 graduate. September, '65, re-entered Wesleyan, in
the Sophomore Class, graduating in 1868.
1869, In laboratory of H. A. Stone & Co., manufacturing chemists,
1869-72, Professor of Mathematics in Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, N.Y.
1873-4, Civil Engineer in Chicago, Ill.
1874-81, Professor of Natural Sciences, Maine Wesleyan Seminary, Kent's Hill,
1881-88, Professor of Geology in Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1884, Assistant Geologist on the Glacial Division, U.S. Geological Survey.
1889, Wrote a report on the Glacial Geology of Maine. This was
afterwards revised and published in 1889 as Monograph XXXIV of the U.S.
Geological Survey. Title: "The Glacial Gravels of Maine, and
their Associated Deposits."
1888-96, Mining Geologist.
1893-94, Engaged in writing a large book on Money, especially treating of the
neglected sides of the subject, - the moral and international issues involved in
money, and the conditions necessary to secure the stability of the standard of
value. Book not yet published.
1905-6, Preparing a Scientific Guide-Book of the Pike's Peak region.
Have written articles for the American Journal of Science, and other Scientific
Fellow of the A. A. A. S., member of American geological Society, and several
other scientific societies.
Married, July 13, 1871, Miss Mary H. Hill, A. M. of Bowdoinham, Me.
Children: Willie Green, born June 7, 1872; died June 20, 1872.
Emma Ingalls, born June 19, 1878.
Alice Isabel, born Nov. 16, 1879.
Beulah May, born Dec. 10, 1880.
Frederic Clements, born Aug. 18, 1884; died April, 1898.
William Hill, born May 15, 1887.
Address: 423 E. Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Source: History of Class
of 1865 Wesleyan University, Fortieth Reunion, Middletown
Connecticut, June 27, 1905.