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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1831

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Henry Van Rensselaer

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Henry Bell Van Rensselaer: Born May 14, 1810, Albany, NY.

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., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1831.

On leave of absence, July 1, 1831, to Jan. 27, 1832.

Resigned, Jan. 27, 1832.

Civil History. — Farmer, near Ogdensburg, N. Y., 1834‑55. Aide-de‑Camp, with the rank of Colonel, to Governor Seward, of New York, 1839‑40. Member of the U. S. House of Representatives, from the State of New York, 1841‑43. President of the American Mineral Company, — of the Port Henry Iron Ore Company, — and of the Consolidated Franklinite Company, 1855‑60.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑64: as Volunteer Aide-de‑Camp, with the rank of Colonel, Apr. 29 to Aug. 5, 1861, and as Regular Aide-de‑Camp, Aug. 5, 1861, to

(Colonel, Staff — Aide-de‑Camp to the General-in‑Chief, Aug. 6, 1861)

Nov. 1, 1861, to Bvt. Lieut.‑General Scott, General-in‑Chief, at the Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C.; on leave of absence and

(Colonel, Staff — Inspector-General, Nov. 12, 1861)

awaiting orders, Nov. 12, 1861, to Mar. 20, 1862, — as Inspector-General, 1st Army Corps, Mar. 20 to Apr. 4, 1862, — Department of the Rappahannock, Apr. 4 to Aug. 12, 1862, — 3d Army Corps, Aug. 12 to Sep. 6, 1862, — and Department of the Ohio, Sep. 17, 1862, to Mar. 23, 1864.

Died, Mar. 23, 1864, at Cincinnati, O.: Aged 54.

Buried, Grace Episcopal Churchyard, Jamaica, NY.

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