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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1821

Vol. I
p273
282

(Born N. Y.)

Henry Bainbridge

(Ap'd N. Y.)

21

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 7, 1817, to July 1, 1821, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3rd Infantry, July 1, 1821.

Second Lieut., 3rd Infantry, July 1, 1821.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1821‑22, — Saginaw Bay, Mich., 1822‑23, — and Detroit, Mich., 1824, 1825‑26; on Recruiting

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, June 6, 1827)

service, 1826‑28, 1828‑29; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829‑30;a on frontier duty on Red River, near Natchitoches,º La., 1830‑31, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1831‑34, 1834‑36, — Camp Harkins, I. T., 1836, —

(Captain, 3d Infantry, June 15, 1836)

Ft. Towson, I. T., 1836, — Camp Sabine, La., 1836‑37, — and Ft. Jesup, La., 1837‑38; on Recruiting service, 1838‑40; in the Florida War, 1840‑42; in garrison at Ft. Stansbury, Fla., 1843, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1843‑44; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins), La., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, where he was wounded in storming the enemy's

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 23, 1846,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

works, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo,

(Major, 7th Infantry, Feb. 16, 1847)

p274 Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Ocalaca, Aug. 16, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino-del‑Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Assault and Capture of

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; on Recruiting service, 1847; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848‑49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1850, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1851, — San Antonio, Tex.,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Infantry, June 11, 1851)

1851, — March to the Rio Llano, Tex., 1851‑52, — Ft. Terrett, Tex., 1852‑53, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1853‑54, — Ft. Clark, 1854, 1854‑55, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1855, — and Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1855‑56; and on Court-Martial duty, 1856‑57.

Perished, May 31, 1857, in the Burning of the Steamer Louisiana,
in Galveston Bay, Tex.: Aged 54.


Thayer's Note:

a On Oct. 13, 1830, we find him present at the assent of the Yancton and Santie deputations of Sioux to the treaty between the United States and the Sauk and Fox Indians signed earlier that year (First People website).


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