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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