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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II
p430
1484

(Born Md.)

Henry C. Bankhead1

(Ap'd at Large)

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Henry Carya Bankhead: Born Oct. 5, 1828, Baltimore, MD.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1850.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1850‑51, — Ft. Smith,

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, Aug. 4, 1851)

Ark., as Depot Commissary, 1851 — Ft. Washita, I. T., 1851, — Ft. p431Belknap, Tex., 1851‑53, — convoying train to Ft. Croghan, 1853, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1853, — Scouting, 1853, being engaged against Waco Indians in a Skirmish near Waco Village, Tex., — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1853‑54, 1854‑55, — Camp El Pico, Tex., 1855, — Corpus Christi Commissary

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 19, 1855)

Depot, Tex., 1855‑56, — and Ft. Myers, Fla., 1856, — and on Utah Expedition, 1857‑60; and on Recruiting service, 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Acting

(Captain, 5th Infantry, June 25, 1861)

Asst. Inspector-General of the Department and Army of the Ohio, Dec. 19, 1861, to Oct. 16, 1862, — on the Staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Buell, being engaged in the Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 7, 1862, — Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Apr. 9 to May 30, 1862, — and Battle of Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862; as Asst. Inspector-General, with the rank of Lieut.‑Colonel, of 1st Army Corps, Jan. 1, 1863, to Mar. 26, 1864, and of 5th Army Corps, Mar. 26, 1864, to Aug. 1, 1865; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Jan. to June, 1863, being engaged in the Skirmishes at Fitzhugh's Crossing, Apr. 29 to May 2, 1863, — and Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June to July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1‑3, 1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton,

(Bvt. Major, July 3, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

Va., July, 1863; in Operations in Central Virginia (Army of the Potomac), Aug., 1863, to May, 1864; in the Richmond Campaign (Army of the Potomac), May 4, 1864, to Apr. 9, 1865, being engaged in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5‑6, 1864, — Battles about Spottsylvania, May 8‑20, 1864, — Battles of North Anna, May 23‑25, 1864, — Battle of

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., May 8, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Spottsylvania, Va.)

Bethesda Church, May 30 to June 4, 1864, — Siege and Operations about Petersburg, June 17, 1864, to Apr. 2, 1865, — Actions on Norfolk Railroad, June 18, 1864, and Jerusalem Plank Road, June 21, 1864, — Petersburg Mine Assault, June 30, 1864, — Action for the Occupation of the

(Bvt. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 1, 1864,
for Brave Conduct and Efficient Service in the Battles and Marches of the Campaign)

Weldon Railroad, Aug. 18‑21, 1864, — Combat of Peebles' Farm, Sep. 30, 1864, — Action on Hatcher's Run, Oct. 27‑28, 1864, — Expedition down Weldon Railroad, Dec. 7‑12, 1864, — Combat on Dabney's Mill, Feb. 6, 1865, where he was wounded, — Actions on Quaker Road, Mar. 29, 1865, and on White Oak Ridge, Mar. 31, 1865, — Battle of Five Forks, Apr. 1,

(Bvt.Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Apr. 1, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Battle of Five Forks, Va.)

1865, — Pursuit of Rebel Army, Apr. 5‑9, 1865, — and Capitulation at

(Bvt. Colonel, U. S. Army, Apr. 2, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in front of Petersburg, Va.)

Appomattox C. H., Apr. 9, 1865; and on Recruiting service, Aug. 1, 1865, to May 15, 1866.

Served: on frontier duty, conducting recruits to Ft. Union, N. M., June 4 to Aug. 10, 1866, — and Ft. Union, N. M., Aug. 10, 1866, to July 18, 1867, being in command at Maxwell's Ranch during Ute Indian disturbances, Oct. 5‑21, 1866; in command of regiment, June 15 to Oct. 4, 1867, — on March to Smoky Hill River, Kan., July 18 to Aug. 18, 1867, — and of Ft. Wallace, Kan., Aug. 19, 1867, to Mar. 10, 1868; on p432leave of absence, Mar. 10 to June 30, 1868; in command of Ft. Wallace, Kan., July 1, 1868, to May 1, 1869, being, while on a scout on the headwaters of the Republican, engaged in a Skirmish, Sep. 24, 1868, on Thickwood

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Oct. 1, 1868,
for Prompt, Energetic, and Meritorious Services
in the Relief of Colonel Forsyth's Beleaguered Party on the Republican)

Creek, Kan.; on Court-martial duty at Ft. Harker, Kan., June 8 to Aug. 7, 1869, and at Santa Fé, N. M., Sep. 6 to Nov. 21, 1869; on frontier duty at Ft. Wallace, Kan., Nov. 24, 1869, to Apr. 19, 1870 (in command Jan. 27 to Apr. 7, 1870); as Member of Court of Inquiry in Kansas, Apr. 20 to Sep. 15, 1870; on frontier duty at Ft. Garland, Col.,

(Transferred to 8th Cavalry, Dec. 15, 1870)

Mar. 10 to May 25, and in command May 25 to July 27, 1871, — Ft. Union, N. M., Aug. 1‑26, 1871, — Ft. Garland, N. M. (in command), Sep. 1‑17, 1871, — Ft. Union, N. M., Sep. 21 to Nov. 30, 1871, — Ft. Garland, N. M. (in command), Dec. 15, 1871, to Apr. 16, 1872, — on march from Ft. Union, N. M., to Camp near Ft. Bascom, N. M., commanding Battalion, June 10‑16, 1872, — Camp near Ft. Bascom and Scouting, June 16 to Oct. 20, 1872, — Expedition across the Llano Estacado, Aug. 7 to Sep. 14, 1872, being engaged in a Skirmish, Aug. 16, 1872, — and commanding Battalion, Sep. 23 to Oct. 30, 1872; on Court-martial duty at Santa Fé, N. M., Oct. 31 to Dec. 16, 1872, — and at Ft. Union, N. M., Dec. 17‑25, 1872; on sick leave of absence and awaiting orders, Dec. 25, 1872, to Mar. 29, 1873; on frontier duty at Ft.

(Major, 4th Cavalry, Jan. 15, 1873)

Clark, Tex., Apr. 26 to Sep. 5, 1874, being detached on various Courts Martial; on leave of absence, Sep. 5 to Nov. 25, 1874; as Member of Examining Board, at Washington, D. C., Nov. 27 to Dec. 11, 1874, and of Retiring Board, at New York city, to Mar. 2, 1875; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., Mar. 15 to Apr. 8, 1875, — Ft. Concho, Tex., Apr. 10‑17, 1875, — March to the Sweetwater, Tex., to June 11, 1875, — Ft. Elliott, Tex. (in command), and Scouting, to June 13, 1876; undergoing trial and sentence of suspension, to Feb. 15, 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Sill, I. T., Feb. 15 to July 15, 1877; on leave of absence, July 15, 1877, to Jan. 15, 1878; on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., Feb. 2 to Nov. 12, 1878 (in arrest July 6 to Nov., 1878); and suspended from rank and command, Nov. 12, 1878, to Nov. 7, 1879.

Retired from Active Service, Nov. 12, 1879,
on Account of Wounds and Disability contracted in Line of Duty.

Vol. IV
p80
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Henry Cary Bankhead)

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died Jan. 9, 1894, at Bayonne, N. J.: Aged 65.

Buried, Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Brig.‑General James Bankhead, Colonel of 2d Artillery.


Thayer's Note:

a His middle name is sometimes given in printed works as Clay. The majority, however, including the most careful writers, agree with the Register.


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