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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1862

Vol. II

(Born Ark.)

Henry C. Wharton1

(Ap'd Neb.)


Born Nov. 20, 1842.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1858, to June 17, 1862, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 17, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: on temporary duty at the Military Academy, June 17 to Oct. 27, 1862; as Asst. Engineer, Department of the Cumberland, engaged in Inspecting and Superintending the Construction of Fortifications at Franklin, Nashville, and other points, Nov. 7, 1862, to Aug. 27, 1864; on duty with his Regiment

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1863)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. Veteran Volunteer Engineers, Aug. 27, 1864)

at Nashville, Ten., and constructing defensive works upon, and guarding, the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, Aug. 27, 1864, to

(Bvt. Captain, Dec. 5, 1864,
for Meritorious Services in his Department, in the Department of the Cumberland)

Mar. 10, 1865; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the Defenses of

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Mar. 10, 1865)

San Francisco Harbor, Cal., Aug. 17, 1865, to Aug. 1, 1866; and in arrest,

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Nov. 11, 1865)

Aug. 1, 1866, to July, 1867.

Served: on temporary duty at Baltimore, 1867‑68; and as Assistant Engineer under the orders of Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Cram, Sep. 4, 1868, to Nov. 19, 1868, — and of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McFarland, Nov. 19, 1869, to Jan. 6, 1870.

Resigned, Jan. 6, 1870.

Died, Apr. 8, 1870, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 28.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Colonel H. W. Wharton, Major, U. S. Army.

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