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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1847

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

Henry B. Hendershott

(Ap'd O.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1847, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1847.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, at Vera Cruz, and the City of

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, Aug. 20, 1847)

Mexico; on Voyage to California, 1848‑49; on frontier duty at Subersville, Cal., 1849, — Bear Creek, Cal., 1849‑50, — Camp Far West, Cal.,

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, June 30, 1850)

1850‑51, — Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1851, — San Diego, Cal., 1851, — Scouting, 1851‑52, — and Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1852‑54; on Recruiting service, 1854; on frontier duty at Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1854‑56; on Recruiting service, 1856‑58; on frontier duty at Ft. Randall, Dak., 1858‑59, — Scouting against Sioux Indians, 1859, — and March to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.,

(Transferred to 2d Artillery, Oct. 21, 1859)

1859; on leave of absence, 1859‑60; and disabled by severe injures received en route to join his company at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1860.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Mustering

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Apr. 27, 1861)

Officer at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., July 26 to Dec. 3, 1861; as Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service, and Mustering and Disbursing Officer, for the State of Iowa, at Davenport, Io., Dec. 3, 1861, to Feb. 23, 1863; as Asst. Provost Marshal General for the State of Vermont, at Montpelier, Vt., May 1‑4, 1863; and as Assistant in the Provost Marshal General's Bureau at Washington, D. C., May 4, 1863, to Apr. 7,

(Retired from Active Service, Mar. 30, 1864, for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Service, and Disease Contracted in the Line of Duty)

1864, — and in the Inspector-General's Bureau, May 4, 1864, to Aug. 11, 1865.

Served: on Recruiting service, at Springfield, O., Aug. 11, 1865, to Mar. 28, 1867; and on Court-martial duty, at Richmond, Va., Aug. 24, 1867, to Feb. 21, 1870.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Address, Aiken, S. C.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Address, Skyland, N. C.

Died July 14, 1906, at Skyland, N. C.: Aged 82.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice.

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