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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Ill.)

Henry W. Kingsbury​1

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Henry Walter Kingsbury: Born Dec. 25, 1836, Chicago, IL.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Ordnance, May 6, 1861.

Second Lieut., Ordnance, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: as Assistant

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

Ordnance Officer at Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., May 24 to June 8, 1861; as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McDowell, June 8 to Dec. 13, 1861, in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., and Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; with Battery in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Dec., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to

 p772  (Colonel, 11th Connecticut Volunteers, Apr. 25, 1862)

July, 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; in command of Regiment (Army of the Potomac), in the Maryland Campaign, Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — and Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, where he was Mortally Wounded (four wounds).

Died, Sep. 18, 1862, of Wounds received in the Battle of Antietam, Md.: Aged 26.

Buried, North Lyme Cemetery, North Lyme, CT
Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.​a

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Julius J. B. Kingsbury, 3d Infantry.

Thayer's Note:

a Each of the two links has a photograph of the grave in the respective cemeteries; if you have information to clear this up, please drop me a line, of course.

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