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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Henry W. Freedley

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1851, to July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1855.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1855; and on frontier duty

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, Sep. 30, 1855)

at Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1856, — Tucson, Ara., 1856‑57, — Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1857‑58, — Los Lunas, N. M.,º 1858‑59, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1859, — Los Lunas, N. M., 1859‑60, — March to Texas, 1860, — Ft. Clark, Tex., 1860‑61, — and on Quartermaster duty at San Antonio, Tex., 1861,

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Mar. 31, 1861)

where he was captured and paroled.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: as Assistant to the Commissary General of Prisoners, at Washington, D. C., June 14, 1862, to Apr. 10, 1863; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Apr. to June, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign, in command

(Bvt. Major, May 3, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the battle of Chancellorsville, Va.)

of 3d Infantry (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1‑3, 1863, where he was wounded;

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., July 2, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, July 4, 1863, to Nov. 23, 1864; in command of Draft Depot at Carlisle, Pa., Nov. 23, 1864, to May 30, 1865; as Mustering Officer at Providence, R. I., May 30, 1865, to Feb. 1, 1866; and on Quartermaster and Commissary duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Feb. 1 to Mar. 8, 1866.

Major, 39th Infantry, July 28, 1866: Declined.

Served: on Recruiting service, Mar. 28, 1866, to Feb. 21, 1868; on

(Major, 14th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1867)

duty at headquarters, Department of California, June to Sep. 25, 1868;

 p636  (Retired from Active Service, as Colonel, Sep. 25, 1868
(changed to Major, Mar. 3, 1875),
for Disability from Wounds received in Battle)

as Deputy Governor of "Soldier's Home," near Washington, D. C., Sep. 11, 1869, to Feb. 21, 1870.

Died, Nov. 4, 1889, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 57.

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