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William Wirt Henry
Birth: Nov. 21, 1831
Death: Aug. 31, 1915

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Commissioned in the Union Army as a 1st Lieutenant in the 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry. Transferred to the 10th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, and was promoted up to Colonel and commander of the regiment. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia on October 19, 1864 while leading his unit. His citation reads "Though suffering from severe wounds, rejoined his regiment and let it in a brilliant charge, recapturing the guns of an abandoned battery". His Medal was issued on December 21, 1892. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 7, 1865. From 1897 to 1909, he served as United States Consul in Quebec, Canada. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Mary Jane Beebe Henry*
  Valeria Y Heaton Henry*
 
 Children:
  Mary Matilda Henry Pease (1860 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakeview Cemetery
Burlington
Chittenden County
Vermont, USA
Plot: Maple Block, Lot 1
 
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Record added: Jun 07, 2001
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William Wirt Henry
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William Wirt Henry
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William Wirt Henry
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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