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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II

(Born Mas.)

Henry M. Lazelle

(Ap'd Mas.)


Henry Martyn Lazelle: Born Sep. 8, 1832, Enfield, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1850, 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. Columbus, N. Y., 1855; and on frontier

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Oct. 9, 1855)

duty at Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1856‑57, — Scouting against Gila Apache Indians, 1857, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1857‑58, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1858, — Scouting, 1858‑59, against Mescalero Apache Indians, in the Sacramento Mountains, being engaged in a Skirmish, Feb. 8, 1859, where he was severely wounded (through the lungs), — March to Ft. Smith, Ark., 1859, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1860, — Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1860, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1860‑61,

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, Apr. 16, 1861)

and was captured by Texas Insurgents, May 8, 1861, and not exchanged till July 28, 1862.

Captain, 8th Infantry, June 11, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: as Acting Asst. Commissary General of Prisoners at Washington, D. C., June 4, 1862, to Sep. 16, 1863, being Agent for the exchange of Prisoners of War of the West, Aug. 11, 1862; in command of Regiment in Operations against Mosby's Guerillas, and of Cavalry Brigade, 22d Army Corps, Sep. 17, 1863, to Oct. 19, 1864; as Acting Asst. Inspector-General, on the

(Colonel, 16th New York Cavalry Volunteers, Oct. 23, 1863)

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 19, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in Action near Culpeper, Va.)

(Resigned Volunteer Commission, Oct. 19, 1864)

Staff of Major-General Steele, Jan. 6 to Feb. 12, 1865; as Asst. Provost Marshal General of the Military Division of West Mississippi, Feb. 12 to July 9, 1865; and on Recruiting service, July 18, 1865, to Mar. 2, 1866.

Served: in garrison at Charlotte, N. C. (in command), Mar., 1866, to Dec., 1867, — Columbia, S. C. (in command), to Oct., 1870, — and David's Island, N. Y., to July 5, 1872; on frontier duty, on Yellowstone Expedition, July 26 to Oct. 15, 1872, — Omaha Barracks, Neb., Oct. 26, 1872, to May 24, 1873, — on Yellowstone Expedition, to Oct. 12, 1873, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Feb. 22, 1874, — on Sioux Expedition, to Mar., 1874, — Spotted Tail Agency, Dak., to May 26, 1874; on leave of absence, May 26 to July 23, 1874; on frontier duty, in command of Ft. Yuma, Cal., Sep. 24, 1874, to Mar. 24, 1875, — of Ft. Sully, Dak., June 8, 1875, to Apr. 24,

(Major, 1st Infantry, Dec. 15, 1874)

1877, — of Battalion in the field in Montana, to Nov. 11, 1877, — Ft. Sully, Dak., Nov. 11, 1877, to Aug. 18, 1878, — and Camp Ruhlen, Dak., Aug. 27, 1878, to May 27, 1879; at the Military Academy, as Commandant of

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 23d Infantry, June 26, 1881)

Cadets, and Instructor of Artillery, Infantry, and Cavalry Tactics, to Aug. 4, 1882; on leave of absence to Dec. 15, 1882; in command of Ft. Craig, N. M., to Feb. 20, 1884; on Inspection duty at headquarters, Division  p637 of the Pacific, to June 28, 1885; as Asst. Inspector-General, Department of the Columbia, to Nov. 17, 1885; as Representative of the U. S. Army to witness manoeuvres of the British Army in India, to Mar. 24, 1886; as Asst. Inspector-General, Department of the Columbia, to May 31, 1887; in charge of publication of the official records of the War of the Rebellion (leave of absence, July 3 to Sep. 2, 1888, and July 2 to Oct. 1, 1889), to Oct. 1, 1889.

Colonel, 18th Infantry, Feb. 17, 1889.

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

Military History. — Commanding regiment and post of Ft. Clark, Tex., Oct., 1889 (on sick leave March to Nov. 1, 1893) to July, 1894, and on leave to Nov. 26, 1894, when

Retired from Active Service, for disability in the line of duty, Nov. 26, 1894.

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

Military History. —

(Brigadier-General on Retired List, April 23, 1904.)

Civil History. — Farmer in Virginia till 1898. — Residing since alternately in Canada and in Massachusetts. — Author of book on Matter, Forces and Spirit. — Residence, Winchester, Mass.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Henry Martyn Lazelle, Born Sept. 8, 1832.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 18th Infantry, Feb. 17, 1889.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 26, 1894, For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., on Retired List, April 23, 1904, Act of April 23, 1904.

Civil History. — Since 1898 resided alternately in Canada and in Massachusetts; author of One Law in Nature; Matter, Force and Spirit; Review of the Situation in the Southern States; New Mexico and Arizona; The Leavenworth School of Instruction; Stability in Present Form of our Universe; Military Life in India; Evolution in Warfare.

Died, July 21, 1917, at Georgeville, Province of Quebec: Aged 84.

Buried, Lazelle Family Cemetery, Georgeville, QC, Canada.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1918.

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