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Civil War Soldiers - Eustis

Eustis, Henry L., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born at Fort Independence, Boston, Mass., Feb. 1, 1819. He was graduated at Harvard in 1838, and at West Point, at the head of his class, in 1842. He assisted in the construction of Fort Warren and Lovell's island sea-wall in Boston harbor, was assistant professor in engineering at the United States military academy from 1847 to 1849, and in that year resigned to become professor of engineering at Lawrence scientific school of Harvard college. He joined the volunteer army in 1861 as colonel of the 10th Mass. infantry and was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers Sept. 12, 1863. During the war he served at Williamsport, Fredericksburg, Marye's heights, Salem, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Mine run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, and in many minor actions. He resigned, June 27, 1864, owing to impaired health, and resumed his college duties. He was dean of the Lawrence scientific school until his death, which occurred in Cambridge, Mass., Jan. 11, 1885.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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