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Civil War Soldiers - Lockwood

Lockwood, Henry H., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Kent county, Del., Aug. 17, 1814. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1836 and served against the Seminoles in Florida, but resigned his commission in 1837 and engaged in farming in Delaware until 1841. He was then appointed professor of mathematics in the United States navy, and was on the frigate "United States" during the siege and capture of Monterey. He subsequently served at the United States naval asylum at Philadelphia, and at the United States naval academy at Annapolis, Md., as professor of natural philosophy and astronomy, 1847-51, and as professor of field artillery and infantry tactics and also of astronomy and gunnery until 1861. He was appointed colonel of the 1st Del. regiment in 1861, and was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers on Aug. 8 of that year. He commanded an expedition to the eastern shore of Virginia, then had charge of Point Lookout and of the defenses of the lower Potomac, and at Gettysburg he commanded the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 12th army corps. Gen. Lockwood subsequently commanded the middle department with headquarters at Baltimore until 1864, the provisional troops against Gen. Early in July, 1864, and then a brigade in Baltimore until mustered out, Aug. 25, 1865, when he returned to the naval school in Annapolis. He was retired Aug. 4, 1876. Gen. Lockwood died in Washington, D. C., Dec. 7, 1899.

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

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