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HENRY LANE KENDRICK ~ MAJOR, 1847 MEXICO ~ CLASSMATE OF GEN MEADE
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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1835.Served: at the Military Academy, 1835‑47, as Asst. Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Sep. 13, 1835, to July 8, 1838, — and(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, Apr. 1, 1836)(Transferred to 2d Artillery, June 16, 1836)(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 20, 1837)Principal Asst. Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, July 8,(Captain, 2d Artillery, June 18, 1846, to Mar. 3, 1857)1838, to Jan. 18, 1847; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 10º‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — and Defense of Puebla, Sep. 13-Oct. 12, 1847, — and as Acting Ordnance Officer,(Bvt. Major, Oct. 12, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Defense of Puebla, Mex.)Dec. 10, 1847, to June 16, 1848; in garrison at New York harbor, 1848, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848‑49; on frontier duty, in command of an Artillery Battalion, on the march from Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Santa Fé, N. M., 1849, — Expedition against Navajo Indians, 1849, — Santa Fé, N. M., 1849‑51, — Expedition against Navajo Indians, 1851, — commanding escort of Topographical party, exploring Indian Country p596 from Zuñi River, N. M., to San Diego, Cal., 1851‑52, being engaged in a Skirmish with Mojave Indians, Nov. 16, 1851, — en route from San Diego, Cal., to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1852, — commanding escort of Topographical party exploring Indian Country between the Republican Fork and Arkansas River, 1852, — March to New Mexico, 1852, — and in command of Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1852‑57; at the Military Academy, as Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Mar. 3, 1857, to(Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology,
U. S. Military Academy, Mar. 3, 1857)Dec. 13, 1880; and as Member of the Board of Assay Commissioners at the U. S. Mint, Philadelphia, Pa., 1859.Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Sep. 23, 1861: Declined. Retired from Active Service, Dec. 13, 1880, at his own Request,
he being over 62 Years of Age, and having served over 45 Years. Civil History. — Degree of A. M. conferred by Dartmouth College, N. H., 1844; and of LL. D., by the University of Missouri, 1868, and by the University of Rochester, N. Y., 1869.[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]Vol. IV
p44Died May 24, 1891, at New York City, N. Y.: Aged 80.



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