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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born France)

Henry B. Ledyard1

(Ap'd at Large)


Henry Brockholst Ledyard: Born Feb. 20, 1844, Paris, France.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 19th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 19th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., Oct.‑Nov., 1865; as Quartermaster, 19th Infantry, Nov. 20, 1865, to Sep. 6, 1866, and of 3d Battalion, Sep. 6 to Nov. 2, 1866; in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., Nov., 1865, to Mar., 1866; on frontier duty at Little Rock, Ark., May‑June, 1866; in charge of Prisoners to Columbus, O., June 15 to July 10, 1866; on frontier duty at Little Rock, Ark., July to Sep., 1866, — and

(Transferred to 37th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Oct., 1866, to Feb., 1867; as Quartermaster, 37th Infantry, Nov. 2, 1866, to Feb. 25, 1867; as Commissary of Subsistence of the Expedition against the hostile Indians on the Plains, Feb. 25 to May, 1867; on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., May 22 to

(Transferred to 4th Artillery, Feb. 25, 1867)

July, 1867, — and Ft. Harker, Kan., July to Nov., 1867; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of French, Nov. 1, 1867, to June 18, 1867; on leave of absence to Sep., 1868; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., to May 22, 1870; on leave of absence, May 22 to Oct. 18, 1870.

Honorably Discharged, at his own Request, Oct. 18, 1870.

Civil History. — Assistant Superintendent of Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad, 1872‑74. Assistant General Superintendent of Michigan Central Railroad, Oct. 15, 1874, — General Superintendent, Mar., 1876, — General Manager, June, 1877, — and President since May, 1883. Member of the Boat to the U. S. Military Academy, 1881. Residence, Detroit, Mich.

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

Civil History. — President Michigan Central R. R. Co. since 1883. — Residence, Detroit, Mich.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — President Michigan Central Railroad Co. to February, 1905. — From February, 1905, Chairman Board of Directors, Michigan Central R. R. — From June, 1905, Vice-President Detroit River Tunnel Co. — From August, 1907, President Chicago, Kalamazoo & Saginaw Railway. — From January, 1908, President Toledo Terminal Railroad. — From January, 1908, Director Pere Marquette R. R. — From February, 1908, Chairman Union Trust Co. of Detroit. — Member of the New York Society of the Cincinnati. — Ex‑President of the Michigan Branch of the Sons of the American Revolution. — Residence, Detroit, Mich.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Henry Brockholst Ledyard, Born Feb. 20, 1844.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 19th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Transferred to 37th Infantry, Sept. 21, 1866.

Transferred to 4th Artillery, Feb. 25, 1867.

Honorably Discharged at His Own Request, Oct. 18, 1870.

Civil History. — President, Michigan Central Railroad Co. to February, 1905; Chairman of Board of Directors of Michigan Central Railroad Co. from February, 1905; Director of The People's State Bank of Detroit from September, 1903; Vice-President, Detroit River Tunnel Co. and Vice-President, Canada Southern Railway Co. from June, 1905; President, Detroit Terminal Railroad from June, 1906; President, Chicago, Kalamazoo and Saginaw Railway from August, 1907; Director, Union Trust Company of Detroit from January, 1908; member of the New York Society of the Cincinnati; ex‑President of Michigan Branch of the Sons of the American Revolution. Residence, Detroit, Michigan.a

Died, May 25, 1921, at Detroit, Mich.: Aged 77.º

The Author's Note:º

1 Grandson of Brigadier-General Lewis Cass, U. S. A.

Thayer's Note:

a It can only be dimly made out in the Register's biographical sketch, but Henry Ledyard became one of the most powerful railroad men in America: a good summary biography, excerpted from Volume III of History of Wayne County and the City of Detroit, Michigan (S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1930) can be read at Michigan Railroads.

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