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George Bates Nichols Tower (1834 – 1889) was an American civil and mechanical engineer and Union naval officer during the American Civil War. He served for at least part of his term of service on the USS Canandaigua as chief engineer. He was also a Chandler Instructor in civil engineering at Dartmouth College.
In 1874, he wrote Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building.
- Daughters of the American Revolution (1928). Lineage Book. Daughters of the American Revolution.
- Tower, George Bates Nichols (1874). Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building. Boston, Massachusetts: A. Williams & Company. http://books.google.com/books?id=aNVMrlvpifMC&printsec=titlepage&dq=%22George+Bates+Nichols+Tower%22.
- "Officers of Navy Yards, Shore Stations, and Vessels, 1 January 1865". Naval Historical Center. 1998-06-12. http://www.history.navy.mil/wars/cw/sasquad1.htm. Retrieved 2007-05-27. (Source: Register of the Commissioned, Warrant, and Volunteer Officers of the Navy of the United States, Including Officers of the Marine Corps and Others, to January 1, 1865. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1865.)
- Works by George Bates Nichols Tower at Project Gutenberg
- Making of America page images of Instructions on Modern American Bridge Building