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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I
p612
815

(Born Me.)

Henry Prince

(Ap'd Me.)

30

Born June 11, 1811.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Sep. 18,º 1835.

Served: in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836‑37,

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, June 11, 1836)

being engaged in the Skirmishes at Camp Izard, Feb. 27, 28, 29, and Mar. 5, 1836, and wounded, Feb. 29, — Action of Oloklikaha, Mar. 31, 1836, — and Combat of Thlonotosassa Creek, Apr. 27, 1836; on Commissary duty at Key West, Fla., 1837‑38; in the Florida War, 1838; in

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 7, 1838)

Operations in Creek Nation, 1838‑39, while transferring the Indians to the West; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1839, — making road to Ft. Smith, Ark., 1839, — and at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1839; on Recruiting service, 1839‑41; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1841; in the Florida War, 1841‑42; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1842‑44, — and at Grande Ecore (Camp Salubrity), La., 1844; on Coast Survey, May 8, 1844, to June 1, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1846; as Adjutant, 4th p613Infantry, Nov. 21, 1846, to Sep. 26, 1847; in the War with Mexico, 1847, being engaged in the Defense of Convoy at Talome, June 6, and at the National Bridge, June 11, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20,

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

(Captain, 4th Infantry, Sep. 26, 1847, to May 23, 1855)

1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, where he was severely wounded; on sick leave of

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

absence, disabled by wound, 1847‑50; on Coast Survey, Dec. 10, 1850, to Mar. 7, 1855; in command of Ft. Steilacoom, Wash., 1855; and on Paymaster

(Major, Staff — Paymaster, May 23, 1855)

duty at Fts. Leavenworth, Kan., Kearny, Neb., and Laramie, Dak., 1855‑56, — at San Antonio, and Fts. Lancaster and Davis, Tex., 1856‑58, — on Utah Campaign, 1858‑59, — en route, overland, to California and back, 1859, — at Washington, D. C., 1859, — leave of absence, 1859‑60, — in Minnesota, 1861, — and at Washington, D. C., 1861‑62.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: in Northern Virginia Campaign, July 16 to Aug. 9, 1862, being engaged in the

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Apr. 28, 1862)

Battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862, where he was captured; as Prisoner of War, Aug. 9 to Dec., 1862; in North Carolina Operations,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Aug. 9, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Va.)

Jan. 11 to June 24, 1863, being engaged (in command) on a Raid into Onslow County, Mar. 6‑11, 1863, — Demonstration on Newberne, Mar. 14, 1863, and pursuit of the Rebels, Mar. 15‑16, 1863, — Defense of Barricade in Pamlico River, Apr. 1‑7, 1863, — Demonstration on Kinston, Apr. 16‑21, 1863, — and in command of the District of Pamlico, May 1 to June 24, 1863; in pursuit of the Rebel Army retreating from Maryland, being engaged in action at Wapping Heights, Va., July 23, 1863; in the Rapidan Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Oct.‑Dec., 1863, being engaged in several actions, Oct.‑Nov., 1863, — and Mine Run Operations, Nov. 26 to Dec. 3, 1863; in command of District of Columbus, Ky., Apr. 28 to Aug. 17, 1864; in pursuit of Forrest's Rebel Raiders in Tennessee

(Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

and Alabama, Oct.‑Nov., 1864; in command of a Provisional

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion)

Division on the Coast of South Carolina, Jan.‑May, 1865; and on Courts Martial at Washington, D. C., June 24, 1865, to Apr. 24, 1866; in waiting orders, Apr. 30 to Aug. 25, 1866.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Apr. 30, 1866.

Served: as Paymaster at Boston, Mas., Aug. 25, 1866, to Apr. 15, 1869; and as Chief Paymaster, Department of the East, Apr. 15, 1869, to Feb. 24, 1871, continuing as Paymaster, at New York city, to June 19,

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Dep. Paymaster-Gen., Mar. 3, 1877)

1875, — and of Division of the Pacific, June 28, 1875, to Dec. 31, 1879.

Retired from Active Service, Dec. 31, 1879, he being over 62 Years of Age.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
p44
Died Aug. 19, 1892, at London, Eng.: Aged 81.

Buried, Hillside Cemetery, Eastport, ME.


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