On the 16th of September, 1863, Mallery entered the military academy at West Point,
being appointed from Alabama. He spent four years at West Point, and was graduated
number two in the Class of 1867. Upon graduation, he immediately, June 17, 1867, received
two commissions, as second lieutenant and first lieutenant, United States engineers.
After leaving the military academy, our classmate served two years in the survey of
the great lakes, chiefly Lake Superior (1867-69). Then followed a detail at West Point as
assistant professor of military and civil engineering (1869-74). He also has seen service as
engineer officer in the Military Division of the Pacific; has been on duty in Washington; has
served in the examination of the boundary between Virginia and West Virginia; also at
Willet's Point, New York Harbor, where is located a military school for engineer officers
and soldiers; and has been stationed at various army posts, beside those already mentioned,
including Boston, Detroit, San Francisco, and Baltimore. While in the lighthouse service
he invented several mechanical contrivances, including automatic calls for the lighthouse
keeper. He designed and built lighthouses on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, and has
been engineer in various harbor improvements.
Mallery has always been active in athletics as a horseman, and is a devotee of golf.
Since receiving his first commissions in 1867, Mallery has been promoted to captain,
March 31, 1880; major, December 14, 1891, all in the engineer corps. January 26, 1895, our
classmate was placed on the retired list for disability in the line of duty, and is now a retired
officer, with rank of major, of the United States Army. His residences are Newport, Rhode
Island, and Aiken, South Carolina. His permanent address is Rittenhouse Club, 1816
Walnut Street, Philadelphia, or he can be reached by addressing his mail in care of the War
Department at Washington. Mallery has spent the past winter in Europe.
He has been a member of various clubs, including the Rittenhouse Club,
Philadelphia, University Club, New York City, and Aiken Club, South Carolina, of which
he is also one of the trustees.
June 26, 1873, Mallery married Miss Anna Louisa Winslow, daughter of Augustus
Sydenham and Susan (Jackson) Winslow, of Cincinnati, Ohio. They had three children, one
of whom died in infancy. The other two are still living, namely:
Winslow Mallery, born June 27, 1874. He passed his college course at Harvard and
Otto Tod Mallery, born April 27, 1881. He graduated from Princeton University in
Mrs. Mallery died September 26, 1884.
May 27, 1896, our classmate married Miss Jennie Redfield
Turnure. They have had
one child, Garrick Lawrence Mallery, born September 1, 1897.
Class of Sixty-Three Williams College Fortieth Year Report, by
the Class Historian, Thomas Todd Printer, Boston, 1903