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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1838

Vol. I
p721
971

(Born La.)

Henry H. Sibley

(Ap'd La.)

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Henry Hopkins Sibley: Born May 25, 1816, Natchitoches,º LA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to July 1, 1838, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1838.

Served: in the Florida War, 1838‑39; on Recruiting service, 1839‑40;

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Mar. 8, 1840)

in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1840‑41, being engaged in the Expedition into the Everglades, Dec. 3‑24, 1840; as Adjutant, 2d Dragoons, at Regimental headquarters, June 1, 1841, to Apr. 16, 1842; on Recruiting service, 1842; as Adjutant, 2d Dragoons, at Regimental headquarters, Sep. 17, 1842, to Apr. 1, 1846, — at Ft. Jesup, La., 1842‑43, — Ft. Washita, I. T., 1843‑44, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1844‑45, — and in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Siege

(Captain, 2d Dragoons, Feb. 16, 1847)

of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Skirmish of Medellin, Mar. 25, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Battle of Contreras

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 25, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Affair at Medellin, near Vera Cruz, Mex.)

Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Operations before and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on Recruiting service, 1848‑50; and on frontier duty at Ft. Graham, Tex., 1850‑52, — Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1852‑53, — Scouting, 1853, — Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1853, — Clear Fork of the Brazos, Tex., 1853‑54 — Big Washita, 1854, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1855, — in quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1855‑57, — Utah Expedition, 1857‑58, 1859‑60, — March to New Mexico, 1860, — Ft. Marcy, N. M., 1860, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1860, Navajo Expedition, 1860, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1860, — and

(Major, 1st Dragoons, May 13, 1861)

Taos, N. M., 1860‑61.

Resigned, May 13, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.a

Civil History. — Unknown, 1866‑69, and 1873‑86, no certain information having been received. Brig.‑General in the Egyptian Army, Dec., 1869, to Sep. 30, 1873.

Died, Aug. 23,b 1886, at Fredericksburg, Va.: Aged 70.

Buried, Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, VA.


Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: as a Confederate brigadier general, he bested Union forces in the West. The deficiency is made good on several websites, among them his page at Find-a‑Grave, linked to above.

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b His tombstone (q.v.) gives the date of his death as Aug 22 1886; it is, however, a modern stone.


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