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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1831

Vol. I

(Born Me.)

Henry E. Prentiss

(Ap'd Me.)


Born Feb. 12, 1809, Paris, ME.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1827, to July 1, 1831, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1831.

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1831.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1831‑33, as Asst. Professor of Engineering, Aug. 26, 1831, to Sep. 1, 1832, — as Principal Asst. Professor of Engineering, Sep. 1, 1832, to Aug. 31, 1833, — and as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 31 to Nov. 1, 1833; and in garrison at Ft. Mitchell, Ala., 1833‑34, — and Ft. Morgan, Ala., 1834.

Resigned, Sep. 10, 1835.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Bangor, Me., 1835‑49. Engineer, Maine Militia, 1839, — and Major, Staff (Division Judge Advocate), 1841‑46. Extensively engaged in Lumber business, and the management of the Penobscot Boom Corporation, and other Lumbering Associations, 1849‑73. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Maine, 1858 and 1859. Mayor of the city of Bangor, Me., 1870‑71.

Died, July 2, 1873, at Bangor, Me.: Aged 64.

Buried, Mt. Hope Cemetery, Bangor, ME.

Thayer's Note:

a The birth data are from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 62, Supplement: "Proceedings of the New England Historic Genealogical Society at the Annual Meeting, 29 January, 1908", p. liv.

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