971……(Born La.)                            Henry H. Sibley                       (Ap’d La.)……..31

 

          Military History.  – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to July 1, 1838, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1838.

          Served:  in the Florida War, 1838-39; on Recruiting service, 1839-40;

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Mar. 8, 1840)

in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1840-41, being engaged in the Expedition into the Everglades, Dec. 3-24, 1840; as Adjutant, 2d Dragoons, at Regimental headquarters, June 1, 1841, to Apr. 16, 1842; on Recruiting service, 1842; as Adjutant, 2d Dragoons, at Regimental headquarters, Sep. 17, 1842, to Apr. 1, 1846, -- at Ft. Jesup, La., 1842-43, -- Ft. Washita, I. T., 1843-44, -- Ft. Jesup, La., 1844-45, -- and in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46; on Recruiting service, 1846-47; in the War with Mexico, 1847-48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz,

(Captain, 2d Dragoons, Feb. 16, 1847)

Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- Skirmish of Medellin, Mar. 25, 1847, -- Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17-18, 1847, -- Battle of Contreras,

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 25, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious

Conduct in the Affair at Medellin, near Vera Cruz, Mex.)

Aug. 19-20, 1847, -- Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, -- Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, -- and Operations before the Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13-14, 1847; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on Recruiting service, 1848-50; and on fr4ontier duty at Ft. Graham, Tex., 1850-52, -- Ft. Croghan, Trex., 1852-53, -- Scouting, 1853, -- Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1853, -- Clear Fork of the Brazos, Tex., 1853-54, -- Big Wishita, 1854, -- Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1855, -- in quelling Kansas Disturbances, 18557-57, -- Utah Expedition, 1857-58, 1859-60, -- March to New Mexico, 1860, -- Ft. Marcy, N. M., 1860, -- Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1860, -- Navajo Expedition, 1860, -- Albuquerque, N. M., 1860, -- and

(Major, 1st Dragoons, May 13, 1861)

Taos, N. M., 1860-61.

Resigned, May 13, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.

Civil History. – Unknown, 1866-69, and 1873-86, no certain information having been received.  Brig.-General in the Egyptian Army, Dec. 1869, to Sep. 30, 1873.

Died, Aug. 23, 1886, at Fredericksburg, Va.:  Aged 70.


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