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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II
p500
1566

(Born N. Y.)

Henry Douglass1

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1847, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1852; on frontier duty, p501conducting recruits to Ft. Smith, Ark., 1852, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., and Convoying trains from Ft. Smith, Ark., 1852‑54, — Ringgold Barracks,

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1853)

Tex., 1854, — Scouting against Lipan Indians, 1854, — La Peña, Tex., 1854, — March to Limpio River, 1854, — Ft. Davis, Tex., 1854‑55, —

(Second Lieut., 9th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

and Scouting, 1855; in garrison, at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1855; on voyage to Washington Territory, 1855‑56; on frontier duty at Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1856, — Yakima Expedition, 1856, — Ft. Simcoe, Wash., 1856‑57,

(First Lieut., 9th Infantry, Sep. 10, 1856)

— and escorting the Northwest Boundary Commissioner to run the 49th Parallel, 1857; and at the Military Academy, as Principal Asst. Professor of Drawing, Jan. 16, 1858, to July 2, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull

(Captain, 18th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July 24 to Oct. 28, 1861; in the Tennessee and Mississippi Campaigns, commanding Battalion (Army of the Ohio), Feb. to June, 1862, being engaged on the March through Tennessee, Feb.‑Mar., 1862, — Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Apr. 9 to May 30, 1862, — and Pursuit of the enemy to Rienzi, Mis., June, 1862; in Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Buell's movement through Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, and Kentucky to Louisville, June to Sep., 1862; in the Advance into Kentucky, Oct., 1862, being engaged in a Skirmish near Chaplin Hills, Oct. 6, 1862, — and Battle of Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862; in Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans' Tennessee Campaign, Nov., 1862, to Apr., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862, to Jan. 3, 1863, where he was wounded, — and while in command of

(Bvt. Major, Dec. 31, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Murfreesborough, Ten.)

Battalion of 18th Infantry, Jan. 15 to Apr. 3, 1863, was in a Skirmish with General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Van Dorn's Cavalry, Feb. 20, 1863; on Recruiting Service, Apr. 6 to Sep. 19, 1863; on Mustering and Disbursing duty at Cleveland, O., Dec. 2, 1863, to Jan. 31, 1864; and in charge of Chief Mustering and Disbursing Office of the State of Ohio, Sep. 19, 1864, to June 30, 1866.

Major, 3d Infantry, July 28, 1866.

Served: on leave of absence, July 2, 1866, to Nov. 10, 1866; on frontier duty at Ft. Dodge, Kan., Dec. 18, 1866, to May 25, 1869, except while on sick leave, Nov. 9, 1868, to Jan., 1869; under the orders of the Commissioner

(Unassigned, Mar. 15, 1869)

of Indian Affairs, June‑July, 1869; awaiting and under orders, to Oct., 1869; as Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Nevada, Oct., 1869, to Nov., 1870; awaiting orders and on leave of absence, to Jan., 1871; in conducting recruits to regiment, Jan. to Apr. 30, 1871; on

(Assigned to 11th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1871)

frontier duty at Ft. Griffin, Tex., to Apr. 25, 1872, — Ft. Concho, Tex., Apr. 29, 1872, to Apr. 16, 1875 (commanding Battalion, Apr. 29, 1872, to Jan., 1873, and post Sep. 1, 1874, to Jan., 1875), except while on leave of absence, July 8 to Nov. 10, 1873; absent sick, Apr. 16 to Nov. 15, 1875; on frontier duty at Ft. Concho, Tex., Dec. 10, 1875, to Mar. 9, 1876; on leave of absence, Mar. 9 to Apr. 29, 1876; and in command

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 11th Infantry, Jan. 10, 1876)

of Ft. Cameron, Utah, May 29, 1876, to Aug. 6, 1881, — of Uncompahgre, p502Col. (Court-martial duty, Nov. 25, 1881, to Jan. 1, 1882), to July, 1884, — of Ft. Townsend, W. T., to July 29, 1885, — of regiment and Ft. Union,

(Colonel, 10th Infantry, July 1, 1885)

N. M., Aug. 10, 1885 (leave of absence, Oct. 5 to Dec. 2, 1885), to Sep. 28, 1886, — of Ft. Bliss, Tex., to Feb. 8, 1887, — of Ft. Union, N. M., to Dec. 18, 1888, — and of Ft. Marcy, N. M. (leave of absence, Apr. 3‑30, 1889), to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p86
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In command of regiment and post at Fort Marcy, N. M., to Sept. 8, 1890. — On sick leave to March 9, 1891.

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, March 9, 1891.

Died June 19, 1892, at Barnegat Park, N. Y.: Aged 65.

Buried, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.a


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Major David B. Douglass, Professor of Engineering at the Military Academy.

David Douglass — not a West Point graduate — was Assistant Professor of Mathematics at the Academy from Jan. 1, 1815, full Professor of Mathematics from Aug. 30, 1820 to Apr. 29, 1823, and Professor of Engineering and Chairman of that Department from April 29, 1823 to Feb. 28, 1831; see Roswell Park, History and Topography of West Point, p69 and p78 and passim, and the obituary of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Thomas A. Davies, Association of Graduates USMA, 1900, pp50 f.


Thayer's Note:

a His grave marker, q.v. ("Class of 1847") is in error; 1847 was the year he entered the Academy, not when he graduated.


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