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Civil War Soldiers - Prince
|Prince, Henry, brigadier-general, U.S.
Army, was born in Eastport, Me., June 19, 1811. He was graduated at
the United States military academy in 1835, and served in the Seminole
war, 1836-37, the Florida war of 1841-42, and the Mexican war. In the
latter conflict he won the brevet of captain for gallantry at
Contreras and Churubusco, was present also at the capture of San
Antonio, and was brevetted major for gallantry in the battle of Molino
del Rey, where he was severely wounded. After the war he was an
invalid from his wound for three years, and subsequently served on
coast survey duty and in the pay department, and took part in the Utah
expedition. In the Civil war he took part in the northern Virginia
campaign, was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, April 28,
1862, and at the battle of Cedar mountain he commanded first a brigade
in Gen. Augur's division, and, after that officer was wounded, the
division ; was captured there and held prisoner until December. For
gallant and meritorious service at Cedar mountain he was brevetted
lieutenant-colonel and after his release he participated in the North
Carolina operations early in 1863, was ordered to Maryland in June,
was engaged at the action at Wapping heights in July, and from October
to December commanded a division in the Rapidan campaign, being
prominent in the attack on the Confederates at Antioch Church on Nov.
29. He commanded the district of Columbus, Ky., from April to Aug.,
1864, was engaged from October to November in the pursuit of Forrest's
raiders in Tennessee and Alabama, and from Jan. to May, 1865,
commanded a provisional division on the coast of South Carolina. On
March 13, 1865, he was brevetted colonel and brigadier-general in the
regular army for faithful, gallant and meritorious services during the
war, and he was mustered out of the volunteer service, April 30, 1866.
After the war he served in the pay department, rising to
lieutenant-colonel and department paymaster-general in 1877, and he
was retired in 1879. He committed suicide in London, Eng., Aug. 19,
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908