Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/McCallum, Daniel Craig

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McCALLUM, Daniel Craig, engineer, b. in Johnston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, 21 Jan., 1815 ; d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 27 Dec., 1878. He came to Rochester, N. Y., with his parents in his youth, became an architect and builder, and in 1855 was general superintendent of the Erie railway. On 11 Feb., 1862, he was appointed director of all the military railroads in the United States, with the staff rank of colonel, and to him was due much of the efficiency of the railroad service during the civil war. He was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers " for faithful and meritorious services," 24 Sept. 1864, and major-general, 13 March, 1865, and on 31 July, 1866, was mustered out of the service. In the same year he published a valuable report on the military railroads during the war.