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army officer , college president

Henry Coppee, American army officer, college president.

Background

Coppee, Henry was born on October 13, 1821 in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Son of Edward and Carolina (De Lavillate) Coppee.

Education

Attended Yale; graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1845. A.M (honorary), University Georgia, 1848. Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Pennsylvania, 1866, Union College, 1866.

Career

Engaged in most of battles on General Scott’s march from Vera Cruz to Mexico City during Mexican War, 1846-1848. Brevetted captain for distinguished service at battles of Contreras and Churubusco, 1847. Assistant professor French, United States Military Academy, 1848-1849.

Held chair English literature and history University of Pennsylvania, 1855-1866. Editor United States Service Magazine, 1864-1866. 1st president Lehigh University, 1866-1875, also professor of history and literature, until 1874, acting president, 1893-1895.

Regent Smithsonian Institution, 1874-1895. Author: Elements of Rhetoric, 1859. The Field Manual for Battalion Drill, 1862.

The Field Manual of Evolution of the Line, 1862. Grant and His Campaigns, 1866. Songs of Praise in the Christian Centuries, 1866.

English Literature Considered as an Interpreter to English History, 1873. History of the Conquest of Spain by the Arab Moors, 2 vols., 1881. The Classic and the Beautiful, 1888-1892.

General Thomas, 1893.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Elements of Rhetoric, 1859. The Field Manual for Battalion Drill, 1862. The Field Manual of Evolution of the Line, 1862.

      Grant and His Campaigns, 1866. Songs of Praise in the Christian Centuries, 1866. English Literature Considered as an Interpreter to English History, 1873.

      History of the Conquest of Spain by the Arab Moors, 2 vols., 1881. The Classic and the Beautiful, 1888-1892. General Thomas, 1893.

Connections

Married Julia de Witt, 1848.

father:
Edward Coppee

mother:
Carolina (De Lavillate) Coppee

spouse:
Julia de Witt