★  Prince, Henry

Henry Prince

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Born: June 19, 1811

Birthplace: Eastport, Maine

Father: Benjamin Dresser Prince 1786 –

Mother:
Sarah Webster 1788 – 1850

Education:

1835: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (30th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1835 – 1836: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1836 – 1838: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1836: Served in the Skirmish at Camp Izard and Wounded​
1836: Served in the fighting at Oloklikaha​
1836: Served in the fighting at Tholonotosassa, Florida​
1837 – 1838: Commissary Duty at Key West, Florida​
1838 – 1847: 1st Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1839: Frontier Duty at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory​
1839 – 1841: Recruiter for United States Army​
1841 – 1842: Served in the fighting in Florida​
1842 – 1844: Garrison Duty at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri​
1846 – 1847: Adjutant for United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1847: Brevetted Captain for gallantry in two Mexican War Battles​
1847 – 1855: Captain United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1847: Wounded at the Battle of Molino Del Rey, Mexico​
1847: Brevetted Major for Gallantry at Battle of Molino Del Rey​
1850 – 1855: Served on the United States Coast Survey​
1855 – 1877: Major and Paymaster in United States Army​
1855 – 1856: Paymaster in Kansas, Nebraska, and Dakota​
1856 – 1858: Paymaster of two Forts in Texas​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Paymaster for United States Army in Washington, D.C.​
1862 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Captured at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia​
1862: Prisoner of War held by the Confederate Army​
1862: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry Battle of Cedar Mountain​
1863: Served in North Carolina Expedition​
1863: Led Raid into Onslow County, North Carolina​
1863: Served in the Demonstration at New Bern, North Carolina​
1863: Barricade Defender at Pamlico River in North Carolina​
1863: Served in the Battle of Wapping Heights, Maryland​
1863: Served in the Battle of Mine Run, Virginia​
1864: Union Army Commander of District of Columbus, Kentucky​
1864: Served in Pursuit of Forrest’s Raiders in Tennessee​
1865: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry in the War​
1865: Union Army Commander of Provisional Div. of Coastal Carolina​
1865: Brevetted Brigadier General for his service in the War​
1865 – 1866: Served on Court Martials in Washington, D.C.​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on April 30th

Occupation after War:

1855 – 1877: Major and Paymaster in United States Army​
1866 – 1869: United States Army Paymaster in Boston, Massachusetts​
1869 – 1871: Chief Paymaster for U.S. Army, Department of the East​
1875: United States Army Paymaster in New York City, New York​
1875 – 1879: U.S. Army Paymaster for Division of the Pacific​
1877 – 1879: Lt. Colonel and Paymaster in United States Army​
1879: Retired from United States Army at 62 years of age​
1879 – 1892: Suffered from the effects of Bright’s Disease​

Died:
August 19, 1892

Place of Death: London, England

Cause of Death: Suicide by gunshot by revolver to his head

Age at time of Death: 81 years old

Burial Place: Hillside Cemetery, Eastport, Maine
 
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Polloco

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That wounding at Molino del Rey must have bern a pretty severe wound. It required 3 year leave of absence to recuperate. The wound was one of the factors in his suicide. In fact that's why he was in Europe at the time of his passing.He was seeking medical help. He was suffering from both his old wound and the effects of Brights Disease.
 

Polloco

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There was an incident of him being tardy and getting lost during the Mine Run Campaign. There is way too much details to the event, but the Corps that was leading was supposed to rendezvous with Major General William French's Corps after crossing the Rapidan River. Plus they took a left fork instead of right. This delay cost the Union a victory a d kind od cost Prince his carreer. He did remain with the army but was sent out West. Please excuse my whatever??? I'm experiencing "technical difficultys." The screen keeps freezing and it requires turning the device off and waiting. (lots of waiting)Sometimes an unfinished reply can be sent but needs to be edited in order to correct typos and misspelled words.
 
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