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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born Mas.)

Henry M. Whiting​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Henry Macomb Whiting

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

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1842.

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 20, 1842.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842‑44, 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Battle of

(Bvt. First Lieut., Feb. 23, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.)

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

Buena Vista, Feb. 22‑23, 1847; in garrison at Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1849, — Baton Rouge, La., 1849‑50, — and Ft. Brown, Tex., 1850‑52; on Recruiting service, 1853; and in garrison at Ft. Brown, Tex., 1853.

Died, Oct. 8, 1853, at Ft. Brown, Tex.: Aged 32.

Buried, Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, MI.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of General Henry Whiting, of the Quartermaster's Department.

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