1033…….(Born N. Y.)                     Henry Whiting                        (Ap’d N. Y.)………17

 

          Military History. – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1840.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1840-41, -- Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1841, -- and Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1841-44, 1844-45; and in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845-46.

Resigned, Mar. 25, 1846.

          Civil History. – Teacher, St. Clair, Mich., 1846, and at Bath, N. Y., 1846-47.  Merchant, St. Clair, Mich., 1847-61.  Regent of Michigan University, 1858-63.

          Military History – Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861-63:  in the defenses of Washington, D. C., June 26 to July 16,

(Colonel, 2d Vermont Volunteers, June 26, 1861)

1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the defenses of Washington, D. C., July 22, 1861, to Jan. 9, 1862, and from Feb. 4 to mar. 10, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, -- Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, -- at Golden’s Farm, June 27, 1862, -- at Savage Station, June 29, 1862, -- and White Oak Swamp, June 30, 1862; on sick leave of absence, Sep. 6 to Oct. 12, 1862; on the march from Maryland to Falmouth, Va., Oct. to Nov., 1862; and in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Nov., 1862, to Feb., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862.

Resigned, Feb. 14, 1863.

          Civil History. – Merchant, St. Clair, Mich., since 1863.

 


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