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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Henry V. De Hart​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born July 14, 1835.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1856.

Served: on frontier duty in conducting Recruits to California, 1857, — San Diego, Cal., 1857, — Ft. Tejon, Cal., 1857‑58, — San Bernardino,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Dec. 3, 1858)

Cal., 1858, — Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1858‑59, — Ft. Gaston, Cal., 1859, — Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1859, — San Juan Island, Wash., 1859, — and Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1859‑61; and in garrison at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: in organizing

(Captain, 5th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

his Company at Harrisburg, Pa., Aug. 31 to Sep. 23, 1861; on Recruiting service, Sep. 23, 1861, to Mar. 8, 1862; on March to Falmouth, Va., via Catlett's Station, Apr. to June, 1862; and in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June, 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Mechanicsville, June 26, 1862, — and Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, where he was Mortally Wounded.

 p643  Died, July 13, 1862, near Ft. Hamilton, N. Y.,
of Wounds Received at the Battle of Gaines's Mill, Va.: Aged 27.

Buried, First Presbyterian Churchyard, Elizabeth, NJ.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.William C. De Hart, 2d Artillery.

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