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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II

(Born Vt.)

Henry A. Smalley

(Ap'd Vt.)


Henry Adam Smalley: Born Feb. 28, 1834.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1850, to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1854.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1854‑55, — Baton Rouge, La.,

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Oct. 2, 1854)

1855, — Ft. McHenry, Md., 1855‑56, 1856‑57, — Ft. Lafayette, N. Y., 1857; and on frontier duty at Ft. Brady, Mich., 1857, — Ft. Snelling, Min., 1857‑58, — Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1858, — Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., 1859‑60, — and Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: on Headquarters

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Apr. 25, 1861)

Guard of the General-in‑Chief, at Washington, D. C., May 14 to June 19, 1861; as Mustering Officer of Lamon's Brigade of Loyal Virginians, and Acting Quartermaster and Commissary at Williamsport, Md., June, 1861; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Dix, July, 1861; in Organizing 5th Vermont Volunteers, at St. Albans, Vt., Aug.‑Sep., 1861;

(Colonel, 5th Vermont Volunteers, Sep. 16, 1861)

in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to May, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr., 1862; on leave of absence, May 17 to Sep. 10, 1862; at the Military Academy as Principal

(Resigned Volunteer Commission, Sep. 10, 1862)

Asst. Professor of French, Nov. 11, 1862, to Aug. 11, 1863; as Acting

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Aug. 1, 1863)

Asst. Inspector-General of the District of West Florida, Nov., 1863, to May, 1864; in mounting 15 and 20 inch Rodman guns in outer Battery of Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., June 16 to July 10, 1864; on Mustering duty at Albany, N. Y., July 10 to Sep. 18, 1864; and on Recruiting service at Troy, N. Y., July 10 to Sep. 18, 1864, — and at New York city, Sep. 18, 1864, to Feb. 11, 1865.

Resigned, Mar. 8, 1865.

Civil History. — Asst. Editor of "New York Star," 18–––. Employed in the Department of Public Works, New York city, 18–––.

Died, May 13, 1888, at New York city: Aged 54.

Buried, Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT.

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