282..(Born N. Y.)                           Henry Bainbridge                  (Ap’d Mas.)…...21

          Military History.  --- Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 7, 1817, to July 1, 1821, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1821.

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1821.

          Served:  on frontier duty at Ft. Howard, Wis., 1821-22, --- Saginaw Bay, Mich., 1822-23, -- and Detroit, Mich., 1824, 1825-26; on Recruiting service

(First Leiut., 3d Infantry, June 6, 1827)

1826-28, 1828-29; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1829-30; on frontier duty on Red River, near Natchitoches, La., 1830-31, -- Ft. Towson, I. T., 1831-34, 1834-36, --- Camp Harkins, I. T., 1836,

(Captain, 3d Infantry, June 15, 1836)

Ft. Towson, I. T., 1836, -- Camp Sabine, La., 1836-37, -- and Ft. Jesup, La., 1837-38; on Recruiting service, 1838-40; in the Florida War, 1840-42; in garrison at Ft. Stansbury, Fla., 1843, -- and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1843-44; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins), La., 1844-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; in the War with Mexico, 1846-47, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, -- Battle of Resaca-dela-Palma, May 9, 1846, -- Battle of Monterrey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, where he was wounded in storming the enemy’s works, ---

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 23, 1846, for Gallant and Meritorious

Conduct in the Several Conflicts of Monterey, Mex.)

Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordo,

(Major, 7th Infantry, Feb. 16, 1847)

Apr. 17-18, 1847, -- Skirmish of Ocalaca, Aug. 16, 1847, -- Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19-20-1847, -- Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Molino-del-Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, -- and Assault and

(Bvt. Lieut.-Col., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious

Conduct in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13-14, 1847; on Recruiting service, 1847; in the War with Mexico, 1847-48; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848-49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849-50; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1850, -- Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1851, --- San Antonio, Tex., 1851,

(Lieut.-Colonel, 1st Infantry, June 11, 1851)

--- March to the Rio Llano, Tex., 1851-52, --- Ft. Terrett, Tex., 1852-53, -- Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1853-54, -- Ft. Clark, 1854, 1854-55, -- Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1855, -- and Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1855-56; and on Court-Martial duty, 1856-57.

Perished, May 31, 1857, in the Burning of the Steamer Louisiana,

In Galveston Bay, Tex.:  Aged 54.

 

 

 


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