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 Henry Cary Bankhead

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Henry Cary Bankhead

  • Birth 5 Oct 1828 Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Death 9 Jan 1894 Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Plot Area Y, Lot 7
  • Memorial ID 6778887

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. An 1850 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he was a Captain in the 5th United States Regular Infantry when the Civil War began. He was soon tabbed to be a part of Major General Don Carlos Buell's staff as an Acting Assistant Inspector General. He would serve the rest of the conflict in staff positions, being the Assistant Inspector General for first the I Army Corps, then the V Army Corps of the Army of the Potomac with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, US Volunteers. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on April 1, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services at the Battle of Five Forks, Va". He remained in the Regular Army after the war, retiring in 1879 as a Major.


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  • Originally Created by: Doug
  • Added: 15 Sep 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6778887
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Cary Bankhead (5 Oct 1828–9 Jan 1894), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6778887, citing Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .