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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II

(Born Mas.)

Henry C. Symonds

(Ap'd Mas.)


Henry Clay Symonds: Born Feb. 10, 1832, Salem, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1849, to July 1, 1853, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1853.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1853‑54; on frontier duty

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Oct. 18, 1853)

at Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1854‑56; in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas.,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Jan. 31, 1856)

1856‑57; on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1857; at the Military Academy, 1857‑61, as Assistant Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Aug. 29, to Nov. 1, 1857, — Principal Assistant Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Nov. 1, 1857, to Oct. 4, 1859, — and Assistant Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Oct. 4, 1859, to Jan. 7, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: as Commissary

(Captain, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, May 16, 1861)

in the Defenses of Washington, May 11 to Sep. 1, 1861, — and at

(Major, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, Feb. 9, 1863)

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Aug. 1, 1863)

Louisville, Ky., Sep. 1, 1861, to Nov. 17, 1865.

Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., and Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Resigned, Nov. 17, 1865.

Civil History. — Merchant, New Orleans, La., 1865‑70. Principal of Vireün School, at Sing Sing, N. Y., since 1870. Author of a "Report of a Commissary of Subsistence;" of "Abstract of Elements of Arithmetic"; of "English Grammar"; of "U. S. History"; and of "Geography," arranged for the Use of Schools.

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

Civil History. — unknown.

[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Vol. V
Died Nov. 30, 1900, at Los Gatos, Cal.: Aged 68.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1901, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

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