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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II

(Born Mis.)

Henry C. McNeill

(Ap'd Tex.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Mounted Rifle­men, July 1, 1857.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1857‑58;

(Second Lieut., Mounted Rifle­men, Oct. 26, 1857)

and on frontier duty at Ft. Thorn, N. M., 1858, — Scouting in Navajo Country, N. M., 1858‑59, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1859, — Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1859, — Expedition against Pinal Apaches, 1859‑60, being engaged in a Skirmish near Ft. Buchanan, N. M., Dec. 3, 1860, — Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1860, — Scouting, 1860‑61, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1861, — Scouting, 1861, — and Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1861.

Resigned, May 12, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Planter, Colorado County, Tex., 18–––.

Died, 187—, near Eagle Lake, Colorado County, Tex.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he commanded the 5th Texas Cavalry, Thomas Green's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, with the rank of Colonel.

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