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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1844

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

James M. Lake Henry​1

(Ap'd D. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1839, to July 1, 1844, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1844.

Served: in garrison at Pensacola harbor, Fla., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46 in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, June 18, 1846)

in the Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3‑9, 1846; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Marshall, July 25, 1847, to July 20, 1848; and in garrison

(Transferred to 4th Infantry, Sep. 30, 1848)

at Detroit, Mich., 1849‑51, — Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1851, 1852, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1852.

Resigned, July 16, 1852.

Civil History. — U. S. Asst. Examiner of Patents, at Washington, D. C., Oct. 1, 1852, to Apr. 1, 1855, — and Principal Examiner, Apr. 1, 1855, to July 7, 1861. Farmer, Prince George County, Md., 1861‑81.

Died, July 4, 1881, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 61.

The Author's Note:

1 Was named James M. Henry when he was graduated.

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