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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1843

Vol. II
p165
1178

(Born Pa.)

Henry F. Clarke

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Henry Francis Clarke: Born Nov. 9, 1820, Brownsville, PA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1839, to July 1, 1843, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1843.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., 1843‑44, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1844‑45, — Frankford Arsenal, Pa., 1845, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of Monterey,

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 18, 1846)

Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, where he was

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Sep. 8, 1847 to Mar. 3, 1857)

wounded, — Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — and Assault and

(Bvt. Capt., Sep. 13, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Chapultepec, Mex.)

Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; on Recruiting service, 1848; at the Military Academy, 1848‑51, as Asst. Instructor of Artillery, June 6, 1848, to Aug. 16, 1849, — and Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Jan. 8, 1850, to Sep. 1, 1851; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1851‑52; as Adjutant, 2d Artillery, Sep. 2, 1852, to June 30, 1855, at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1852‑53, and at Pensacola, Fla., 1853‑55; at

(Captain, 10th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855: Declined)

the Military Academy, as Instructor of Artillery and Cavalry, Sep. 11, 1855, to Aug. 6, 1856; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1856‑57; as

(Captain, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Jan. 12, 1857)

Chief of Commissariat on Utah Expedition, July 15, 1857, to June 28, 1860; and as Assistant in the Commissary Department at Washington, D. C., Aug., 1860, to Apr. 1, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Chief of Commissariat of Department of Florida, Apr. 13 to May 31, 1861, p166being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Pickens, Fla., Apr. 19 to May 31, 1861; as Chief of Commissariat of the Army of the Potomac, July 2, 1861, to Jan. 8, 1864, — in the Defenses of Washington, July 2, 1861, to

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Aug. 3, 1861)

(Colonel, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, Sep. 28, 1861, to May 31, 1866)

Mar. 10, 1862, — in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, Mar. to Aug., 1862, — in the Maryland Campaign, Sep. to Nov., 1862, — in the Rappahannock Campaign, Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, — in the Pennsylvania Campaign, June to Sep., 1863, — and in the Rapidan Campaign, Oct. to

(Bvt. Colonel, Sep. 11, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Campaign in Maryland)

Dec., 1863; as Purchasing Commissary at New York city, Mar. 1, 1864, and in charge of the Subsistence Department in the States of Connecticut,

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Asst. Com.‑Gen. of Subsistence, June 29, 1864)

New York, and New Jersey, July 25, 1864, to Aug. 12, 1866.

Bvt. Brig.‑General, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.

Bvt. Maj.‑General, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Subsistence Department during the Rebellion.

Served: in charge of Subsistence Department in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey, Aug. 12, 1866, to Oct. 31, 1867; as Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Division of the Missouri, to July 15, 1875; and as Purchasing and Depot Commissary of Subsistence at Boston, Mas., July 24, 1875, to Oct., 1876, — and at Baltimore, Md., Oct., 1876, to Oct. 29, 1879; Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the Division of the Pacific and Department of California, Oct. 25, 1879, to Sep. 30, 1884; and

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Com.‑Gen. of Subsistence, May 20, 1882)

awaiting orders to Nov. 9, 1884.

Retired from Active Service, Nov. 9, 1884, he being 64 Years of Age.

Died May 10, 1887, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 66.

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.


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