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Maj Henry Smith

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Maj Henry Smith

Birth
New York, USA
Death 24 Jul 1847 (aged 48–49)
Veracruz, Veracruz Municipality, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Mexico
Burial Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 18250621 View Source
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Husband of Elvira Loraine FOSTER Smith 1804-1878. "Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N. Y. " by George Washington Cullum, published 1891

"...(Born N.Y.)....HENRY SMITH....(Ap'd N.Y.)
Third Lieut., Corps of Artillery, Mar. 2, 1815
Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, June 17, 1816
Asst. Quartermaster, Oct. 25, 1822, to July 10, 1823
First Lieut., 2d Infantry, Jan. 8, 1823
Transferred to 6th Infantry, July 30, 1823
Asst. Quartermaster, Apr. 17, 1826, to Oct. 15, 1830
Captain, 6th Infantry, July 7, 1826

Military History - Cadet of the Military Academy, May 28, 1813, to Mar. 2, 1815, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army.
Served: in garrison at Greenbush, N. Y., 1816-19; as Quartermaster, 2d Infantry, Dec. 9, 1819, to June 1, 1821; on Quartermaster duty at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1819-20, - and Plattsburg, N. Y., 1820-22; a garrison at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1822; on Quartermaster duty at Green Bay, Wis., 1822, - Ft. Brady, Mich., 1822-23, and Ft. Smith, Ark., 1823; as Aide-de-Camp to Major-General Winfield Scott, July 12, 1823, to Apr. 17, 1826; on Quartermaster duty, Apr. 17, 1826, to Oct. 15, 1830; on frontier duty at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1830-32; in the "Black Hawk" War, 1832, being engaged against the Sac Indians in the Battle of Bad Axe River, Aug. 2, 1832; and on Engineer duty, Jan. 26, 1833, to Nov. 16, 1836. Resigned, Nov. 16, 1836. Re-appointed in the Army with the rank of Major, Staff - Quartermaster, Mar. 3, 1847. Served on Quartermaster duty at Detroit, Mich., 1847, - and in the War with Mexico, at Vera Cruz, 1847.

Civil History - Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, superintending Harbor Improvements on Lake Erie, 1836-40. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan, 1837 and 1840, Disbursing Agent in the Indian Department, 1838. Major-General, Michigan Militia, 1841-46. Mayor of Monroe, Mich., 1846. Died, July 24, 1847, at Vera Cruz, Mexico" Died of Yellow Fever.


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  • Added: 5 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18250621
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/18250621/henry-smith : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Henry Smith (1798–24 Jul 1847), Find a Grave Memorial ID 18250621, citing Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Don (contributor 46502238) .