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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born Mas.)

Henry L. Eustis​1

(Ap'd Mas.)


Henry Lawrence Eustis: Born Feb. 1, 1819, Boston, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1842.

Served: as Assistant to the Board of Engineers, 1842‑43; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of Ft. Warren, and Lovell's Island Sea-wall, Boston harbor, Mas., 1843‑45; as Superintending Engineer of Repairs, etc., of Ft. Adams, and Goat Island Pier, Dike, and Light-house, Newport Harbor, R. I., 1845‑47; and at the Military Academy, as Principal Asst. Professor of Engineering, Aug. 31, 1847, to Nov. 1, 1849.

Resigned, Nov. 30, 1849.

Civil History. — Professor of Engineering in the Lawrence Scientific School, Harvard University, Mas., Dec. 1, 1849, to Aug. 15, 1862, and from June 27, 1864, to Jan. 11, 1885. Degree of A. M. conferred by Harvard University, Mas., 1850.

 p110  Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑64: in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac),

(Colonel, 10th Massachusetts Volunteers, Aug. 15, 1862)

Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Skirmish at Williamsport, Sep. 20, 1862, — Guarding Upper Potomac Fords, Sep. to Nov., 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in Operations about, and Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 11‑15, 1862, — Storming of Marye Heights, May 3, 1863, — Battle of Salem, May 3‑4, 1863, — and Passage of the Rappahannock, June 10‑13, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged (after a forced march of 35 miles) in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2‑3, 1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va., July, 1863; in

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Sep. 12, 1863)

Operations in Central Virginia, Nov., 1863, to Mar., 1864, being engaged in the Combat of Rappahannock Station, Nov. 7, 1863, — Mine Run Operations, Nov. 26 to Dec. 3, 1863, — March towards Charlottesville and back, Feb. 27 to Mar. 2, 1864; and in the Richmond Campaign (Army of the Potomac), being engaged in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5‑6, 1864, — Battles around Spottsylvania, May 9‑21, 1864, — and Battles of Cold Harbor, June 3‑5, 1864.

Resigned, June 27, 1864.

Died, Jan. 11, 1885, at Cambridge, Mas.: Aged 66.

Buried, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of General Abraham Eustis, who was Colonel, 1st Artillery, 1834‑43.

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