Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager), 1815-1872

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1815-01-16
Death 1872-01-09
Spanish; Castilian, English

Biographical notes:

Union general, from New York, N.Y.

From the description of Papers, 1861-1865. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19657414

Union general, lawyer, and businessman.

From the description of Civil War letter, 1862 Mar. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70973068

Army officer, lawyer, and businessman.

From the description of H.W. Halleck papers, 1843-1896 (bulk 1862). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981165

American general.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to Major General Banks, 1862 Oct. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270506027

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, D.C., to D. Van Nostrand, 1864 Mar. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270506010

Halleck was a United States Army officer, scholar and lawyer. He was the General-in-Chief of the US Army, 1862-1864, when he was replaced by U.S. Grant. Banks served as Representative from Massachusetts in the US Congress (1853-1857, 1865-1873, 1875-1879, 1889-1891), as Governor of Massachusetts (1858-1861) and was appointed a Major General of the Army during the Civil War (1861-1865).

From the description of [Letter] 1862 Sep. 15, Washington, Head-Quarters of the Army [to] Maj. Gen. [Nathaniel] Banks / H.W. Halleck. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 231685696

First lieutenant (and brevet captain), Corps of Engineers, and California secretary of state under the military governorships of R.B. Mason and Bennet Riley, Aug. 13, 1847-Dec. 20, 1849.

From the description of Letter and report : State Dept of California, Monterey, to Col. R.B. Mason commanding 10th Mil. Dept and Governor of California, 1849 Mar. 1. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 37869484

Henry Wager Halleck (1815-1872), lieutenant in army engineers, and Secretary of State for California Territory, and Civil War General.

From the description of Letter : to T. J. Lippett / by Henry Wager Halleck 1847 Sep 18. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702128386

Soldier, lawyer, author.

Major-general, US Army, 1861; advisor to Abraham Lincoln, 1862-1864; Army chief of staff, 1864; commander, Military Division of Pacific, 1865-1869 and Division of the South, 1869-1872.

From the description of Letter : Washington, [D.C], to E[dwin] M. Stanton, Washington, D.C., 1863 Jan. 1. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 32880697

Henry Wager Halleck was born near Westernville, Oneida County, New York on January 16, 1815. After graduating in 1839 from the United States Military Academy as a second lieutenant of engineers, he became an expert on fortifications and tactics. During the Mexican War he sailed to California with a detachment aboard the USS Lexington, was involved in building fortifications, and saw some active combat duty. In 1850, Halleck played a major role in framing California's constitution. He then established a law practice in San Francisco, engaged in land speculation, and became one of California's most prominent citizens. In 1853 Halleck constructed the Montgomery Block, San Francisco's first large office building. Recalled to active military duty at the beginning of the Civil War, Halleck became general-in-chief of the Union armies, and then rose to chief-of-staff. Halleck died in Louisville, Kentucky on January 9, 1872.

George Washington Cullum was born in New York City on February 25, 1809 and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1833. Cullum rose to the rank of brigadier general during the Civil War, and spent his entire army career in engineering. In 1875 Cullum married Henry Halleck's widow, who was also the granddaughter of Alexander Hamilton. He died in New York City on February 28, 1892.

From the description of Henry Halleck letter to George W. Cullum, 1846. (California State Library). WorldCat record id: 235991289

Soldier, lawyer, author.

Major-general, US Army, 1861; advisor to Abraham Lincoln, 1862-1864; Army chief of staff, 1864; commander, Military Division of Pacific, 1865-1869 and Division of the South, 1869-1872.

From the description of Letters, 1862-1863. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 32880700

Soldier, lawyer, author.

Major-general, US Army, 1861; advisor to Abraham Lincoln, 1862-1864; Army chief of staff, 1864; commander, Military Division of Pacific, 1865-1869 and Division of the South, 1869-1872.

From the description of Letter: Washington, [D.C.], to C[atharinus] P. Buckingham, 1862 Dec. 22. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 32880693

Biographical Note

1815, Jan. 16 Born, Westernville, N.Y. 1837 Graduated, Union College, Schenectady, N.Y. 1839 Graduated, United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. 1846 Published Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of instruction in strategy, fortification, tactics of battles, &c.; embracing the duties of staff, infantry, cavalry, artillery, and engineers. Adapted to the use of volunteers and militia. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1847 1853 United States Army 1854 Resigned from United States Army 1854 1861 Practiced law in California 1861 Published International law; or, Rules regulating the intercourse of states in peace and war. San Francisco: H. H. Bancroft & Co. Succeeded John C. Fremont as commander of the Department of the Missouri, U. S. Army 1862 Commander of the Department of the Mississippi, U.S. Army General-in-chief, United States Army 1864 Chief of staff, United States Army 1865 1869 Commander, Military Division of the James, the Military Division of the Pacific, and the Division of the Pacific 1872, Jan. 9 Died, Louisville, Ky.

From the guide to the H. W. Halleck Papers, 1843-1896, (bulk 1862), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)



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Subjects:

  • Mines and mineral resources
  • Soldiers--Correspondence
  • Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862
  • Public lands--History
  • Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848--Personal narratives, American
  • International law
  • Missions, Spanish--History
  • Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
  • Guerrillas
  • Land grants--Law and legislation--History
  • Military bases, American--History
  • Real estate investment
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Mexican War--1846-1848
  • Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862.
  • War (International law)

Occupations:

  • Generals--United States.
  • Army officers.
  • Businessmen.
  • Lawyers.

Places:

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  • British Columbia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Kansas (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Tennessee (as recorded)
  • California--Monterey (as recorded)
  • Monterey (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • Independence (Mo.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Kansas City (Mo.) (as recorded)
  • Tennessee (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Missouri (as recorded)
  • San Juan Islands (Wash.) (as recorded)
  • Washington (D.C.) (as recorded)