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businessman , army officer

Henry Wager Halleck, army officer, businessman. member Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Halleck, Henry Wager was born on January 16, 1815 in Westernville, New York, United States. Son of Joseph and Catherine (Wager) Halleck.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Union College, 1837, A.M. (honorary), 1843, Doctor of Laws, 1862. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1839.

Career

1 son, Henry Wager. Assistant professor of chemistry and engineering United States Military Academy, 1839-1840. Assistant to board of engrs., Washington, District of Columbia, 1841-1842. Commissioned First lieutenant United States Army, 1846.

Served as chief of staff under Colonel Burton on expedition into Lower California in Mexican War. Brevetted captain, 1847. Author of constitution for state of California, 1849.

Lieutenant governor Mazatlan (California). Commissioned captain, 1853. Head of law firm Halleck, Peachy and Billings, 1854.

Director-general New Almaden quicksilver mine. President Pacific & Atlantic R.R. Major general California Militia.

Commissioned major general United States Army, 1861, commanded Department of the Missouri, 1861, Department of the Mississippi, 1862. Commanded seizure of Corinth, 1862. Assumed command as general-in-chief United States Army, headquarters Washington, District of Columbia, 1862, superseded by General Grant, 1864.

Military adviser to President Lincoln, 1862. Chief of staff to Grant, 1864-1865. Commanded Division of the James, 1865, military division of Pacific, 1865-1869, division of South, 1869, 72.

Member Phi Beta Kappa. Author: The Science of War, 1845 Elements of Military Art and Science, 1846. A Collection of Mining Laws of Spain and Mexico, 1859.

International Law, 1861.

Works

  • works

    • Elements of Military Art and Science

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Science of War, 1845 Elements of Military Art and Science, 1846. A Collection of Mining Laws of Spain and Mexico, 1859. International Law, 1861.

Membership

Member Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Hamilton, April.

father:
Joseph Halleck

mother:
Catherine (Wager) Halleck

spouse:
Elizabeth Hamilton