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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1819

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Henry A. Thompson

(Ap'd Md.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 16, 1815, to July 1, 1819, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Artillery, July 1, 1819.

 p211  Served: on Topographical duty, July 1, 1819, to Sep. 10, 1822: as

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery,
in Re-organization of Army, June 1, 1821)

Adjutant of 4th Artillery, at Regimental headquarters, Oct. 1, 1822, to

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Dec. 31, 1822)

Aug. 31, 1836,º — and of Artillery School for Practice, at Ft. Monroe,

(Bvt. Captain, Dec. 31, 1832, For Faithful Service Ten Years in one Grade)

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Aug. 31, 1836)

Va., Mar. 1, 1825,º to Sep. 2, 1826;º and on Engineer duty, Oct. 1‑15, 1836.

Resigned, Oct. 15, 1836.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, superintending repairs of Ft. McHenry, Md., Oct. 15, 1836, to Dec. 13, 1839. Superintendent of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, 1839‑43. Division Inspector, Maryland Militia, 1841‑46, — Colonel, 1846‑50, — and Brig.‑General, 1850‑61. Director of Philadelphia and Baltimore Railroad, 1853‑54, — of Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (on the part of the State of Maryland), 1854‑56, and (on the part of the stockholders), 1858‑61, — and of Bank of Baltimore, 1854‑63. Commission Merchant, Baltimore, Md., 1839‑63. President of the Bank of Baltimore, Md., Oct. 1, 1863, to July 1, 1865, — and of the National Bank of Baltimore, July 1, 1865, to Mar. 12, 1880.

Died, Mar. 12, 1880, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 80.

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