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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1869

Vol. III
p130
2281

(Born Pa.)

Henry L. Harris1

(Ap'd at Large)

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Born Philadelphia, PA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Dec. 4, 1865, to June 15, 1869, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 15, 1869.

Served: in garrison, at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1869, to Apr. 27, 1872, — and at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., Apr. 30 to Aug. 19, 1872; at the p131Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1872, to Aug. 30, 1876, — and Assistant Instructor of Artillery Tactics, Apr. 2 to Aug. 29, 1874, and Oct. 16, 1875, to Aug. 28, 1876; in garrison at Ft.

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Nov. 1, 1876)

Independence, Mas., Aug. 31, 1876, to Feb. 28, 1877, — and Ft. Warren, Mas., Feb. 28 to July 24, 1877; suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, July 24 to Oct. 17, 1877; on leave of absence, Oct. 17, 1877, to Apr. 6, 1878; in garrison at Ft. Warren, Mas., Apr. 6‑20, 1878, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1878 (on Special duty, 1880‑82), to Aug. 24, 1882; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1882, to May 2, 1883; in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal., Aug. 7, 1883 (in Engineer Office, Division of the Pacific, Oct. 1, 1885, to Aug. 16, 1886), to Nov. 2, 1886, — and Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to –––––; and as Regimental Adjutant, 1st Artillery, Apr. 15, 1887, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p187
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to May 3, 1890 (Regimental Adjutant to April 15, 1891). — At Fort Hamilton, N. Y., to May, 1892. — On duty with the World's Columbian Exposition, p188May 24, 1892 to Nov., 1894. — Member and executive officer, Range and Position-finder Board, to June, 1897,

(Captain of Artillery, 1st Artillery, Aug. 26, 1897)

and Member of Board on Sea‑Coast Artillery Firing, May, 1894 to Sept. 16, 1898; Member of Range-Firing Board to April, 1900. — On leave to ––––

Vol. V
p158
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Member Board on Regulation Sea Coast Artillery Fire, 1894 to 1900. — On duty Fort Barrancas, Fla., May, 1900 to May, 1903.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Aug. 1, 1901)

— Command of Fort McKinley, Me., May, 1903 to July, 1904. — Command of Fort Hancock, N. J., July, 1904 to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, April 12, 1905)

(Colonel, Artillery Corps, Oct. 1, 1906)

— Commanding Southern Artillery District of New York, July 1907 to date of retirement.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired Dec. 4, 1909 by operation of law.

Vol. VI
p140
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Henry Leavenworth Harris, Born Dec. 4, 1845.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Artillery Corps, Oct. 1, 1906.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 4, 1909,
By Operation of Law.

Recalled to active duty and assigned to command of Coast Defenses, Sandy Hook, Fort Hancock, N. J., Sept. 1, 1917; relieved July 30, 1918.

Died March 8, 1920, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 74.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1920.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Rev. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.N. Sayre Harris, Class of 1825.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Harris's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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