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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1840

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Henry Whiting

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Feb. 7, 1818.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1840.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1840‑41, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1841, — and Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1841‑44, 1844‑45; and in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46.

Resigned, Mar. 25, 1846.

Civil History. — Teacher, St. Clair, Mich., 1846, and at Bath, N. Y., 1846‑47. Merchant, St. Clair, Mich., 1847‑61. Regent of Michigan University, 1858‑63.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: in the defenses of Washington, D. C., June 26 to July 16,

(Colonel, 2d Vermont Volunteers, June 26, 1861)

1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the defenses of Washington, D. C., July 22, 1861, to Jan. 9, 1862, and from Feb. 4 to Mar. 10, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, — at Golden's Farm, June 27, 1862, — at Savage Station, June 29, 1862, — and White Oak Swamp, June 30, 1862; on sick leave of absence, Sep. 6 to Oct. 12, 1862; on the march from Maryland to Falmouth, Va., Oct. to Nov., 1862; and in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Nov., 1862, to Feb., 1863, in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862.

Resigned, Feb. 14, 1863.

Civil History. — Merchant, St. Clair, Mich., since 1863.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died June 23, 1887, at Port Huron, Mich.

Buried, Hillside Cemetery, St. Clair, MI.

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