Henry Clay Jr.


Henry Clay Jr. Famous memorial

Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Death 23 Feb 1847 (aged 35)
Buena Vista, Acuña Municipality, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico
Burial Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section K (The State Mound)
Memorial ID 6983656 View Source

United States Army Officer. The son of Kentucky Senator Henry Clay, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in in June 1831, but resigned his commission only months later in November of that year. He became a lawyer in Kentucky, and served in the Kentucky State Legislature from 1835 to 1837.

Upon the outbreak of the Mexican War, he was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry regiment, and was killed in action at the head of his troops by Mexican lancers at the Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico and was interred on the battlefield near his commanding officer, Col. William Robertson McKee. Their remains were brought back to Kentucky, where they lie with other casualties of the battle around the Kentucky War Memorial in Frankfort Cemetery.

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  • Originally Created by: Bill Davis
  • Added: 2 Dec 2002
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