Channing Moore Bolton

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Channing Moore Bolton

  • Birth 24 Jan 1843 Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Death 6 Dec 1922 Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 6991513

Civil engineer; During the Civil War, Bolton served the Confederacy by helping to lay out defenses around Richmond, supervising and constructing the Piedmont Railroad from Danville, Virginia, to Greensboro, North Carolina, and constructing and subsequently destroying a pontoon bridge over the Potomac River following the retreat from Gettysburg; Following the war, he designed a 600 foot railroad tunnel under Gamble's Hill in Richmond (1866-1867) and a 4000 foot tunnel under Church Hill (1872-1873). From 1876 to 1879 he was in charge of constructing a canal around the cascades of the Columbia River in Oregon, and in 1907 supervised construction of two railroad tunnels in the Rocky Mountains in Montana.

Bio by: Garver Graver


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Garver Graver
  • Added: 5 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6991513
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Channing Moore Bolton (24 Jan 1843–6 Dec 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6991513, citing Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .