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 Henry Walton Wessells

Henry Walton Wessells

Birth
Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death 12 Jan 1889 (aged 79)
Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Burial Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 5840502 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. West Point Class of 1833. Veteran of the Mexican War. Col. 8th Kansas Infantry in the Civil War, but sent to the Army of the Potomac in March of 1862 and promoted to Brig. Gen. Wounded slightly at Seven Pines in the Peninsula Campaign. Was appointed Commander of the Dept. of the Albemarle on May 3, 1863, but had the misfortune of being assulted and forced to surrender Plymouth, NC to the forces of Gen. Robert Hoke resulting in his imprisonment for four months. After his exchange he was commissioner of prisoners and then commandant of a New York draft rendezvous. At war's end he was breveted brigadier general in the Regular Army and later a Lt. Col. of the 18th U.S. Infantry. He served in the Inidian Territories until his retirement in 1871.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 5840502
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Walton Wessells (20 Feb 1809–12 Jan 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5840502, citing East Cemetery, Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .