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 Henry Bell Van Rensselaer

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Henry Bell Van Rensselaer

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 23 Mar 1864 (aged 53)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Jamaica, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 7257629 View Source
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US Congressman. An 1831 graduate of the United States Military Academy, he resigned his commission on January 27, 1832 to pursue his agricultural interests. Elected to the United States House of Representatives under the Whig ticket, he served one term, from March 4, 1841 to March 3, 1843; then became associated with various mining enterprises. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he reentered the Army as a Brigadier General and was appointed as General Winfield Scott's Chief of Staff. He then served as the Inspector General from 1862 until his death.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7257629/henry-bell-van_rensselaer : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Bell Van Rensselaer (14 May 1810–23 Mar 1864), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7257629, citing Grace Episcopal Churchyard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .