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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Henry C. Hasbrouck

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Henry Cornelius Hasbrouck:
Born Oct. 26, 1839, Newburgh, N. Y.

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

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: attached to the West Point Battery at Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; in

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July to Dec., 1861; in garrison at Hampton Roads, Va., Dec., 1861, to Apr., 1862; in Operations about Suffolk, Va., May, 1862, to Aug., 1863; at the

(Bvt. Captain, Oct. 25, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services
in Action at Blackwater Bridge, near Suffolk, Va.)

Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Sep. 1, 1863, to Feb. 22, 1865;​a and in Operations about Richmond, Va., Feb. to Oct., 1865.

Bvt. Major, Apr. 2, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Siege of Petersburg, Va.: Declined.

Captain, 4th Artillery, July 26, 1866.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Delaware, Del., Oct., 1865, to Sep., 1868, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Oct. 4, 1868, to May, 1869, — Ft. Riley, Kan., to Apr., 1871, — Ft. McHenry, Md., to Nov., 1872, — and the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 11, 1872, to Apr. 18, 1873; on Modoc Expedition, Apr. 18 to June 16, 1873, being engaged (in command) in the Action of Sorass Lake, Cal., May 10, 1873, and near Van Bremer's Ranch, May 18, 1873; in garrison at Ft. Klamath, Or., June to Nov., 1873, — Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Nov., 1873, to Nov. 4, 1881, except while on Expedition against Nevada Indians, Sep. 7 to Oct. 3, 1875, and in the field, June 25 to July 6, 1878, — and Ft. Adams, R. I., to Aug. 31, 1882; as Commandant of Cadets at the U. S. Military Academy, Sep. 2, 1882

(Major, 4th Artillery, Mar. 5, 1887)

(in France witnessing the fall manoeuvres of the French Army, Aug. 10 to  p794 Oct. 2, 1887), to Feb. 1, 1888; as Member of Board to prepare a System of Tactics for the use of the U. S. Army, Feb. 1, 1888, to –––––.

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

Military History. —

(Brevet Major, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in action against Indians at Sorass Lake, Cal., May 10, 1873)

Served: In command of Fort Barrancas, Fla., to June, 1892. — On duty at the Artillery School, Fortress Monroe, Va. (being also for the

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Artillery, 4th Artillery, Oct. 29, 1896)

greater part of 1896 acting inspector-general of the North Atlantic District),

(Brig.‑General U. S. Volunteers, May 27, 1898)

 p126  to June, 1898. — In command of the 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 7th Army Corps (which was reorganized Oct. 21, 1898, as the 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 7th Army Corps), serving at Jacksonville, Fla., Savannah, Ga., and Marianas, Cuba,

(Colonel of Artillery, 7th Artillery, Feb. 13, 1899)

to March 17, 1899. — In command of the Department of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, to April 26, 1899.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, June 12, 1899)

— In command of regiment and Fort Adams, R. I., June 12, 1899 to –––––.

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

Military History. — In command of regiment and Fort Adams, R. I., June 12, 1899 to Jan. 5, 1903.

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Dec. 1, 1902)

Retired from Active Service Jan. 5, 1903,
at his own request, after 40 Years' Service.

— Residence, Newburgh, N. Y.

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

(Henry Cornelius Hasbrouck, Born Oct. 26, 1839.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Dec. 1, 1902.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 5, 1903,
at his own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died Dec. 17, 1910, at Newburgh, N. Y.: Aged 71.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1911.

Thayer's Note:

a He is credited by an article in The New York Times, May 30, 1897, on the dedication of Battle Monument on the Plain at West Point, with having first proposed the idea of that memorial to the fallen Union soldiers of the War between the States. Very possibly, since the young lieutenant was a native of nearby Newburgh, part of his idea was for his alma mater to be visible from his hometown, from the shore of which to the Monument there seems to be a clear line of sight. (My own memory of the view from Newburgh is dim: if you're on the spot or certain from your own familiarity with the area, and can either confirm or nix this idea, I'd be glad to hear from you.)

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