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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1833

Vol. I

(Born N. C.)

Henry L. Scott

(Ap'd N. C.)


Henry Lee Scott: Born Oct. 3, 1814, New Berne, NC.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1829, to July 1, 1833, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1833.

Served: in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1833‑34; in Chickasaw Nation, Ala., 1834; in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., 1834, — New Orleans, La., 1834‑35, — Bay of St. Louis, Mis., 1835, — and New Orleans, La.,

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Jan. 31, 1836)

 p566  1835‑36; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836‑37; being engaged in the Skirmishes at Camp Izard, Feb. 27, 28, 29, and Mar. 5, 1836, — Action of Oloklikaha, Mar. 31, 1836, — and Combat of Thlonotosassa Creek, Apr. 27, 1836; in Operations in Cherokee Nation, 1837‑38, while transferring the Indians to the West; as Adjutant, 4th

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Mar. 1, 1838)

Infantry, at Regimental headquarters, Nov. 30, 1838, to Apr. 1, 1840; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1838‑40; on Recruiting service, 1840‑42; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Scott, General-in‑Chief, June 14, 1842, to July 4, 1848; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, as Chief of Staff of the General-in‑Chief, Jan. 15, 1847, to Feb. 18, 1848,

(Captain, 4th Infantry, Feb. 16, 1847)

being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Pedregal, Aug. 19, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Operations before and Capture of the

(Bvt. Major, Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; as Acting Judge Advocate of the

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Sep. 13, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Chapultepec, Mex.)

Eastern Division, Sep. 1, 1848, to Sep. 26, 1850; as Senior Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Scott, Sep. 26, 1850, to May 14, 1861; in command at

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Aide-de‑Camp to the General-in‑Chief, Mar. 7, 1855)

New York city, Aug. 8 to Oct. 30, 1861; and on leave of absence in

(Col., Staff — Inspector-General, U. S. Army, May 14, 1861)

(Retired from Active Service, Oct. 30, 1861, for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Service, and from Injuries and Exposure in the Line of Duty)

Europe, Oct. 30, 1861, to Oct. 31, 1862.

Resigned, Oct. 31, 1862.

Civil History. — Author of a "Military Dictionary," 1861.

Died, Jan. 6, 1886, at New York city: Aged 71.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1886, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, New Cathedral Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Scott's birth data are from his AOG obituary. His middle name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army. That work is not errorfree, however, and a curious lack of confirmation elsewhere elicits caution: in all four yearly editions of the Official Register of the Officers and Cadets of the Military Academy (1830‑1833) covering his studies there, in the original editions of his Military Dictionary, in his AOG obituary, and on his tombstone, he is always just Henry L. Scott.

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