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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1839

Vol. I

(Born Me.)

Henry L. Smith

(Ap'd Me.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1835, to July 1, 1839, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1839.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of  p741 Mathematics, July 6, 1839, to Jan. 20, 1840, — as Asst. Professor of Engineering, Jan. 20 to Apr. 11, 1840, — and as Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Apr. 11 to June 28, 1840; as Asst. Engineer in building and repairing the defenses of the various passes to New Orleans,

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Apr. 25, 1846)

La., 1840‑53; as Superintending Engineer in the construction of Ft. Livingston, Grande Terre, La., and of repairs of Fts. Jackson and St. Philip, Mississippi River, La., — of Surveys of Pascagoula and Sabine River, 1852, — and of Surveys and Improvement of Texas harbors, 1853; and in general charge of opening Southwest Pass into the Mississippi

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1853, for Fourteen Years' Continuous Service)

River, and construction of a harbor on Lake Pontchartrain, La., 1853.

Died, Sep. 13, 1853, at Madisonville, La.: Aged 38.

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