Slocum, Henry Warner, 1826-1894Alternative names
Brooklyn businessman and Civil War hero.
From the description of Military report, 1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155451362
Born in rural Onondaga County, N.Y., Henry Warner Slocum attended Cazenovia Seminary and worked as a teacher before obtaining an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was the roommate of Philip Sheridan. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Slocum was appointed colonel of the 27th New York Infantry, a two-year regiment mustered in at Elmira, N.Y. In 1862, Slocum was appointed major general of volunteers, the second youngest man in the Army to achieve that rank. Later he he assumed command of the XII Corps after its commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph K. Mansfield, was killed at the Battle of Antietam.
From the description of Henry Warner Slocum memorandum, circa 1864. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 309847757
Henry Warner Slocum was a prominent citizen of Brooklyn, N.Y. who was honored for his service as a General during the Civil War. Born in 1826 in the town of Delphi in Onondaga County, N.Y., Slocum attended the Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., where he also studied law. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the First Artillery in 1852, and was promoted to First Lieutenant in 1855. Slocum resigned his commission in 1856 and settled in Syracuse, N.Y., where he practiced law after being admitted to the bar in 1858. With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Slocum entered the Union Army as Colonel of the 28th Regiment of the New York State Volunteers. He later served as a Brigadier and Major General in the Army of the Potomac, and served in the Army of Georgia as second in command to William Tecumseh Sherman. After the War's end in 1865, Slocum settled as a lawyer in Brooklyn and was elected as a Democrat to the 41st and 42nd United States Congresses from 1869 to 1873. In 1876, Slocum was appointed President of the Brooklyn Department of City Works, and from 1883 to 1885 he served as a Representative at Large from New York to the 48th United States Congress. Slocum died of heart failure in 1894 at his Brooklyn home, located at 465 Clinton Avenue, where he resided with his wife, two sons, and two daughters.
- United States Congress. "Slocum, Henry Warner (1827-1894)." Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774-Present. Accessed April 1, 2011. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000496
- "Gen. Henry W. Slocum Dead." New York Times, April 15, 1894. Accessed April 1, 2011. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F60614FD3D5415738DDDAC0994DC405B8485F0D3
- "Senate's Tribute to Gen. Slocum." New York Times, April 17, 1894. Accessed April 1, 2011. http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F70A16F73D5C17738DDDAE0994DC405B8485F0D3
From the guide to the Henry W. Slocum military report, 1865, (Brooklyn Historical Society)
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|United States |x History |y Civil War, 1861-1865|
|United States |x Armed Forces |x Officers|
|New York (State)--Onondaga County|
|Generals--New York (State)--Onondaga County|