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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Henry W. Slocum

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Henry Warner Slocum: Born Sep. 24, 1826,​a Delphi, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1852.

Served: in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1852‑53;

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Mar. 3, 1855)

and in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1853‑56.

Resigned, Oct. 31, 1856.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Syracuse, N. Y., 1856‑61. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of New York, 1859. Instructor of Artillery to New York Militia with the rank of Colonel, 1859‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged

(Colonel, 27th New York Volunteers, May 21, 1861)

in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, where he was wounded; in hospital and on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, July 22 to Sep. 10,

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 9, 1861)

1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, in command of Brigade, Mar. to May, 1862, and of Division, May to Aug., 1862 (Army of the Potomac), being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Action of West Point, May 8, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1,

(Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, July 4, 1862)

1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep.‑Oct., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — and Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862; in command of 12th Army Corps, Oct. 15, 1862, to Apr. 13, 1864; in guarding Harper's Ferry and the Upper Potomac, Oct. 15 to Dec. 10, 1862; on March to Stafford C. H., by Wolf Run Shoals and Dumfries, Dec., 1862, to Jan., 1863; at Stafford C. H., Va., Jan. to Apr., 1863; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Apr. to June, 1863, being engaged in the movement by Kelly's Ford to Chancellorsville (temporarily in command of 5th, 11th, and 12th Army Corps), Apr. 28‑30, 1863, — and Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1‑3, 1863 (in command of right wing), and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va., July, 1863; in Movement to the Department of the Cumberland, and guarding the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, Sep., 1863, to Apr. 13, 1864; in command of the District of Vicksburg, Mis., Apr. 27 to Aug. 7, 1864; in command of 20th Army Corps, Aug. 27 to Nov. 11, 1864, being engaged in guarding the Chattahoochee River, Aug.‑Sep., 1864, — Surrender of Atlanta, Ga., Sep. 2, 1864, — and Occupation of Atlanta, Sep. 2  p477 to Nov. 15, 1864; in command of the Army of Georgia, Nov. 11, 1864, to June 9, 1865; on the "March to the Sea," with numerous Actions and Skirmishes from Atlanta to Savannah, Ga., Nov. 16 to Dec. 13, 1864, — and Surrender of Savannah, Dec. 21, 1864; in the Invasion of the Carolinas, from the Base of the Savannah River, Jan. 15 to Apr. 26, 1865, being engaged in the Passage of Salkahatchie Swamps, and of Saluda, Broad, Catawba, Pedee, and Cape Fear Rivers, Feb.‑Mar., 1865, — Battle of Averysborough, Mar. 16, 1865, — Battle of Bentonville, Mar. 20‑21, 1865, — Occupation of Goldsborough, Mar. 23 to Apr. 10, 1865, — Capture of Raleigh, Apr. 13, 1865, — and Surrender of the Insurgent Army, under Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. E. Johnston, at Durham Station, N. C., Apr. 26, 1865; on the March to Richmond, Va., and Washington, D. C., Apr. 28 to May 24, 1865; on leave of absence, June 9‑29, 1865; and in command of the Department of Mississippi, June 29 to Sep. 16, 1865.

Resigned, Sep. 28, 1865.

Colonel, 31st Infantry, July 28, 1866: Declined.

Civil History. — Candidate for the Office of Secretary of State of New York, 1865, but not elected. Counselor at Law, Brooklyn, N. Y., since 1865. Member of U. S. House of Representatives, Mar. 4, 1869, to Mar. 4, 1873; and of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1870. President of the Board of Public Works of the City of Brooklyn, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1876, to Jan. 1, 1878. Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y.

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

(Henry Warner Slocum)

Civil History. — President of the Board of Trustees of New York State Soldiers' Home, at Bath, to April, 1894.

Died April 14, 1894, at Brooklyn, N. Y.: Aged 67.

Buried, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1894, for an obituary notice.

Thayer's Note:

a The AOG Report has "24th of September 1827" but Gen. Slocum's tombstone (q.v.) reads September 24, 1826.

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