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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1843

Vol. II
p185
1197

(Born Vt.)

Henry R. Selden

(Ap'd Vt.)

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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., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1843.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1843‑46; in the War with

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, Mar. 25, 1846)

Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — and Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847; in garrison at East

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Sep. 8, 1847)

Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on frontier duty at Ft. Washita, I. T., 1848‑50, 1851; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Brig.‑General Belknap, May 20 to Oct. 10, 1851, — and Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1851‑52; on Recruiting service, 1852‑54; on frontier duty at Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1854‑55, — as Adjutant, 5th Infantry, May 1 to Oct. 18, 1855, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1855, — and

(Captain, 5th Infantry, Oct. 18, 1855)

Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1855‑56; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1857; and on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1857‑60, — on March to New Mexico, 1860, — at Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1860, — Ft. Fauntleroy, N. M., 1860, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1860‑61, — Navajo Expedition, 1861, — and Ft. Fauntleroy, N. M., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in Defense of Ft. Craig, N. M., Aug. 14, 1861, to Jan. 31, 1862; in command of Regiment in Operations in New Mexico, Jan. 31 to Sep. 23, 1863, being engaged in the Combat of Valverde, N. M., Feb. 21, 1862, — Action of Pigeon's Ranch, Mar. 28, 1862, — Action of Peralta, Apr. 14, 1862, — at Ft. Craig, N. M., Mar. 1‑31, 1862, — Scouting, Mar. 31 to May, 1862, — Ft. Craig, N. M., May to Aug. 14, 1862, — Belen, N. M., Aug. 31 to Sep. 29, 1862, — and Ft. Marcy, N. M., 1862, to Sep. 23, 1863; as Superintendent

(Major, 13th Infantry, July 1, 1863)

of Recruiting Service and Disbursing Officer at Santa Fé, N. M., Sep., 1863, to Apr. 25, 1864; and in Operations in New Mexico, Apr. 25,

(Colonel, 1st New Mexico Volunteers, Apr. 25, 1864)

1864, to Feb. 2, 1865.

Died, Feb. 2, 1865, at Ft. Union, N. M.: Aged 44.

Buried, Old Bennington Cemetery, Bennington, VT.


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