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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

William S. Henry​a

(Ap'd N. Y.)


William Seaton Henry: Born May 6, 1816, Albany, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1835.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1835‑36, — Camp Sabine,

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, June 15, 1836)

La., 1836‑37, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1837‑38, — and Ft. Smith, Ark., 1838‑40;

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 7, 1838)

in the Florida War, 1841‑42; on Recruiting service, 1842; in transferring Indians, 1843; in garrison at Ft. Stansbury, Fla., 1843; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1843‑45, — and Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins), La., 1845; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with

(Captain, 3d Infantry, May 18, 1846)

Mexico, 1846, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1846, — and Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847; on

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 23, 1846,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Several Conflicts at Monterey, Mex.)

Recruiting service, 1847‑48; in the War with Mexico, 1848, at the City of Mexico; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., 1848‑49, — and San Elizario, Tex., 1849‑50; and on Recruiting service, 1850‑51.

Civil History. — Author of "Campaign Sketches of the War with Mexico," 1848.

Died, Mar. 5, 1851, at New York city: Aged 34.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a He was commonly called Guy Henry, as for example in the Mexican War journal of fellow West Pointer Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Philip N. Barbour (entry of May 26, 1846). He was the father of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Guy V. Henry.

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