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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1839

Vol. I

(Born Ct.)

Henry B. Judd

(Ap'd Ct.)


Henry Bethel Judd: Born Apr. 25, 1819, New London, CT.​a

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., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1839.

Served: in Florida War, 1839‑41; in transferring Indians to the West,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Dec. 26, 1840)

 p748  1841; in the Florida War, 1841‑42; in garrison at Ft. Morgan, Ala., 1842, — Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1842‑46, — and Ft. Marion, Fla., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Skirmish of Medellin, Mar. 25, 1847, — Skirmish of

(Bvt. Capt., Mar. 25, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Affair at Medellin, near Vera Cruz, Mex.)

Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — and Attack of the San Antonio Garita, of the City of Mexico, Sep. 12‑13, 1847; on frontier duty at Santa Fé, N. M., 1848‑49, — Taos, N. M., 1849, — and Las Vegas, N. M., 1949‑50; in garrison at Ft. Constitution, N. H., 1850‑51; on sick leave of absence,

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Feb. 13, 1850)

1851‑53; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1853; on voyage to California, 1853‑54, but compelled, by the wreck of the steam transport San Francisco,​b to return to New York; on sick leave of absence, 1854‑61; and on frontier duty at Benicia, Cal., 1861.

Major, 4th Artillery, Nov. 1, 1861.

Retired from Active Service, Nov. 21, 1861, for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Service, and from Disease and Exposure in the Line of Duty.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66; as General Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting Service, at Wilmington, Del., Jan. 1, 1862, to Aug. 15, 1864; in charge of Buffalo Depot, N. Y., for mustering out Volunteers, May 26 to Sep. 30, 1865; and as Mustering

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Nov. 13, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services connected with the Mustering and Disbursing of the Volunteer Armies of the United States)

and Disbursing Officer and Provost-Marshal, Wilmington, Del., Sep. 30, 1865, to June 15, 1866.

Served: on Recruiting Service, June 15, 1866, to Jan. 1, 1868; on special duty at the headquarters of the Second Military District, Jan. 20 to July 31, 1868, being the Provost-Marshal, May 29 to July 31, 1868.​c

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died July 27, 1892, at Wilmington, Del.: Aged 73.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1893, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.

Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Judd's full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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b Coverage of the wreck filled the newspapers for weeks. Interesting accounts are given by several of the survivors in The New York Times, Jan. 16, 1854, in which he is mentioned twice.

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c An oversight in the Register: in none of the volumes is there any indication of Judd's career, military or civilian, after 1868 — nor even of any retirement from the military; nor does the obituary in the AOG Report add anything significant.

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