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Henry Walton Wessells
Birth: Feb. 20, 1809
Litchfield
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 12, 1889
Dover
Kent County
Delaware, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. West Point Class of 1833. Veteran of the Mexican War. Col. 8th Kansas Infantry in the Civil War, but sent to the Army of the Potomac in March of 1862 and promoted to Brig. Gen. Wounded slightly at Seven Pines in the Peninsula Campaign. Was appointed Commander of the Dept. of the Albemarle on May 3, 1863, but had the misfortune of being assulted and forced to surrender Plymouth, NC to the forces of Gen. Robert Hoke resulting in his imprisonment for four months. After his exchange he was commissioner of prisoners and then commandant of a New York draft rendezvous. At war's end he was breveted brigadier general in the Regular Army and later a Lt. Col. of the 18th U.S. Infantry. He served in the Inidian Territories until his retirement in 1871.  (bio by: Ethan F. Bishop) 
 
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  Henry Walton Wessells (1846 - 1929)*
 
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Burial:
East Cemetery
Litchfield
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 12, 2001
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Henry Walton Wessells
Added by: Ethan F. Bishop
 
Henry Walton Wessells
Added by: Robert P. Christian
 
Henry Walton Wessells
Added by: Ethan F. Bishop
 
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U.S., Registers of Deaths in the Regular Army, 1860-1889 as well as a grave marker show he died in Dover, DE. Requested Findagrave to update based on proof.
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