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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born Mas.)

Henry B. Sears

(Ap'd Mas.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1846.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29,

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

1847, — Defense of Convoy at Paso de Ovejas, Aug. 10, National Bridge, Aug. 12, Cerro Gordo, Aug. 15, and Las Animas, Aug. 19, 1847, — Combat

(Bvt. First Lieut., Aug. 15, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in several Affairs with Guerrilleros,
at Paso de Ovejas, National Bridge, and Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

of Huamantla, Oct. 9, 1847 (Division Quartermaster), — and Action of Atlixco, Oct. 12, 1847 (Division Acting Asst. Adjutant-General); on

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Oct. 27, 1847)

Special duty in the Adjutant-General's office, Washington, D. C., Dec. 8, 1847, to Mar. 8, 1848; and in garrison at Ft. Macon, N. C., 1848.

Resigned, June 30, 1849.

Civil History. — Engaged in Explorations in South America, 1850‑51. Consulting Engineer, Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Baltimore Railroad Company for submarine operations at projected bridge across Susquehannah River, 1854‑55. President of Nautilus Diving-Bell Company,  p268 New York city, 1854‑57. Superintending Alterations of Victoria Docks, London, Eng., 1857. Merchant, Liverpool, Eng., 1860‑80.

Died, Feb. 12, 1880, at Liverpool, Eng.: Aged 55.

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