★  Eustis, Henry L.

Henry Lawrence Eustis

Born: February 1, 1819
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Birthplace: Fort Independence near Boston, Massachusetts

Father: Brevet Brig. General Abraham Eustis 1786 – 1843
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts)​

Mother: Rebecca Sprague 1787 – 1820

Wife: Caroline Hall Bartlett 1826 – 1916
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts)​

Children:

Herbert Hall Eustis 1857 – 1903​
(Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts)​

Education:

1838: Graduated from Harvard University​
1842: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (1st in class)​

Occupation before War:

1842 – 1849: 2nd Lt. United States Army Engineers Corps​
1842 – 1843: Assistant on the U.S. Army Board of Engineers​
1843 – 1845: Assistant Engineer for Construction of Fort Warren​
1845 – 1847: Superintendent Engineer of Fort Adams and Goat Island​
1847 – 1849: Assistant Engineering Professor at West Point​
1849: Resigned from United States Army on November 30th
1849 – 1862: Engineering Professor at Harvard University​

Civil War Career:

1862 – 1863: Colonel 10th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

1862: Guarded the Upper Potomac Fords

1862 – 1863: Served in the Rappahannock Campaign
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1862: Served in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia

1863: Served in the storming of Marye’s Heights

1863: Served in the Battle of Salem

1863: Served in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

1863 – 1864: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers

1863: Served in the Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia

1864: Served in the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia

1864: Served in the Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia

1864: Served in the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia

1864: Resigned from the Union Army on June 27th

Occupation after War:
1864 – 1885: Engineering Professor at Harvard University​
Dean of Lawrence Scientific School​
Dean of Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences​
1878: Author of the genealogy of his family​
Suffered from lung disease for two years before his death​

Died: January 11, 1885

Place of Death: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Cause of Death: Disease of liver and lungs

Age at time of Death:
65 years old

Burial Place: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts
 
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