Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926

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Henry Algernon du Pont (1838-1927) was born at Eleutherian Mills near Wilmington, Delaware, the eldest child of Henry and Louisa du Pont and the grandson of E.I. du Pont. In 1856 he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point from which he graduated five years later and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. During the Civil War he was promoted to the rank of Captain and served in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. He retired from the Army in 1876 and became a partner in the firm of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. In 1879 he was elected president of the Wilmington & Northern Railroad. In 1885 he became a member of the board of directors of the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad Company. In 1906 he was elected to represent Delaware in the United States Senate. He served on the Military Affairs Committee. In 1916 he was defeated for re-election and retired to his estate at Winterthur, Delaware, where he died ten years later.

From the description of Papers, 1843-1926. (Hagley Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122355347

Henry Algernon du Pont, son of Henry and Louisa Gerhard du Pont, was born on July 30, 1838 at Eleutherian Mills, De. After attending the University of Pennsylvania from 1855 to 1856, he enrolled at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and graduated at the head of his class in 1861. By 1864, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army. He won a Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic efforts at the Battle of Cedar Creek during the Civil War. From 1906 to 1917, he was a U.S. Senator. Du Pont was a staunch Republican and served on many committees in Washington. He was the author of several military reminiscences and family historian. He was also a farmer and had one of the most valuable private Holstein herds in the United States. Du Pont resided on an estate named Winterthur, located near Wilmington, De.

On July 15, 1874, du Pont married Mary Pauline Foster of New York City. Only two of their children survived to adulthood, Henry Francis du Pont and Louise du Pont Crowninshield. Upon du Pont's death on Dec. 31, 1926, his son inherited the Winterthur estate.

From the description of Papers, 1848-1926. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 122503727

Henry Algernon du Pont, son of Henry and Louisa Gerhard du Pont, was born on July 30, 1838 at Eleutherian Mills, Del. After attending the University of Pennsylvania from 1855 to 1856, he enrolled at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. and graduated at the head of his class in 1861. By 1864, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army. He won a Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic efforts at the Battle of Cedar Creek during the Civil War. From 1906 to 1917, he was a U.S. Senator. Du Pont was a staunch Republican and served on many committees in Washington. He was the author of several military reminiscences and family historian. He was also a farmer and had one of the most valuable private Holstein herds in the United States. Du Pont resided on an estate named Winterthur, located near Wilmington, Del.

On July 15, 1874, du Pont married Mary Pauline Foster of New York City. Only two of their children survived to adulthood, Henry Francis du Pont and Louise du Pont Crowninshield. Upon du Pont's death on Dec. 31, 1926, his son inherited the Winterthur estate.

From the description of Papers, 1848-1926. (Winterthur Library). WorldCat record id: 164035585

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referencedIn Hancock, Harold Bell, 1913-1987. Henry du Pont : typescript. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Godwin, John. Miscellany concerning T. Coleman du Pont's political career, 1910-1928. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. Two letters to Mr. and Mrs. J. Simpson Dean, 1924. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Col. H.A. du Pont Company. Records, 1925-1951. Winterthur Library
creatorOf Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. Papers, 1843-1926. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969,. The Winterthur Manuscripts 1588-1955. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Williamson, R. Page (Robert Page), 1833?-1854. Letters, 1852-1853. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. Papers, 1848-1926. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Bauduy, Victorine du Pont, 1792-1861. Papers, 1798-1861. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954. Papers, 1880-1954. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. Papers, 1848-1926. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Louisa Gerhard, 1816-1900. Papers, 1836-1899. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. Letter to J. C. Higgins, 1896 July 21. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Lammot, 1831-1884. Papers, 1850-1884. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Francis Gurney, 1850-1904. Papers, 1818-1947. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Abram P. T. Elder Papers, 1890-1916, (bulk 1903-1916) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Du Pont, Pauline Foster, 1849-1902. Papers, 1861-1902. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958. Papers, 1896-1958. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Smith, Eleuthera du Pont, 1806-1876. Papers, 1816-1876. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont de Nemours family. Papers relating to the American Philosophical Society, 1800-1894, 1800-1894 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Du Pont, Sophie Madeleine, 1810-1888. Estate papers, 1888-1900 [photocopies]. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, H. A. (Henry Algernon), 1838-1926. Correspondence with Gustav Schelle, 1924-1927 [negative and positive photostats]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Bullitt family. Bullitt family papers - Oxmoor collection, 1683-2003. The Filson Historical Society
referencedIn Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969,. The Winterthur Manuscripts 1588-1955. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954,. The Longwood Manuscripts, 1438-1954. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Elder, Abram P. T. (Abram Peter Turner). Papers, 1890-1916 (bulk 1903-1916). Library of Congress
referencedIn Du Pont, Henry, 1812-1889. Papers, 1822-1899. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn McComb, Henry S., 1825-1881. Diary, 1880 [microform]. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Items relating to a dinner given to Henry A. du Pont, 1915. Hagley Museum & Library
creatorOf Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. Telegram signed : Washington, D.C., addressed to General Henry Du Pont, 1865 Mar. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Du Pont, Sophie Madeleine, 1810-1888. Papers, 1818-1892. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Black, Mary (Mary C.). Papers, c.1960-1992. Winterthur Library
referencedIn Maxim, Hudson, 1853-1927. Papers, 1889-1925. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Elder, Abram P. T. (Abram Peter Turner). Abram P.T. Elder papers, 1890-1916 (bulk 1903-1916). Library of Congress
referencedIn Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954,. Acquisitions of Pierre S. du Pont, 1438-1921. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Miller, Thomas W. (Thomas Woodnutt), 1886-1973. Papers, 1914-1917. Hagley Museum & Library
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associatedWith Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937. person
associatedWith Bauduy, Victorine du Pont, 1792-1861. person
associatedWith Bayard, Thomas F. (Thomas Francis), 1868-1942. person
associatedWith Black, Mary (Mary C.) person
associatedWith Bleecker family family
associatedWith Brewerton, Henry, 1801-1879. person
associatedWith Bullitt family. family
associatedWith Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947. person
associatedWith Cameron, Simon, 1799-1889. person
associatedWith Carpenter, R. R. M. (Robert Ruliph Morgan), 1877-1949. person
associatedWith Col. H.A. du Pont Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Copeland, Charles, 1867-1944. person
associatedWith Crowninshield, Louise du Pont, 1877-1958. person
associatedWith Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889. person
associatedWith Davis, Varina, 1826-1906. person
associatedWith Dean, J. Simpson (Junius Simpson), 1898-1978. person
associatedWith Dean, Paulina du Pont, 1903-1964. person
associatedWith Du Pont, A. Felix (Alexis Felix), 1879-1948. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Alfred I. (Alfred Irénée), 1864-1935. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Alfred Victor, 1798-1856. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Bidermann, 1837-1923. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Charles I. (Charles Irénée), 1797-1869. person
associatedWith Du Pont de Nemours family family
associatedWith Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel, 1739-1817. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Eleuthère Irénée, 1771-1834. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Eugene, 1840-1902. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Eugene, 1873-1954. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Evelina, 1840-1938. person
associatedWith Du Pont family family
associatedWith Du Pont, Francis Gurney, 1850-1904. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Henry, 1812-1889. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Lammot, 1831-1884. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Louisa Gerhard, 1816-1900. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Pauline Foster, 1849-1902. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Pierre S. (Pierre Samuel), 1870-1954. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Sophie Madeleine, 1810-1888. person
associatedWith Du Pont, T. Coleman (Thomas Coleman), 1863-1930. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Victor, 1767-1827. person
associatedWith Du Pont, Victor, 1828-1888. person
associatedWith Du Pont, William, 1855-1928. person
associatedWith E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Elder, Abram P. T. (Abram Peter Turner) person
associatedWith Fish, Hamilton, 1849-1936. person
associatedWith Foster family family
associatedWith Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790. person
associatedWith Gerhard family family
associatedWith Hancock, Harold Bell, 1913-1987. person
associatedWith Hays, Will H. (Will Harrison), 1879-1954. person
associatedWith Higgins, J. C. person
associatedWith Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948. person
associatedWith Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826. person
associatedWith Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia, 1784-1860. person
associatedWith Lansing, Robert, 1864-1928. person
associatedWith Madison, James, 1751-1836. person
associatedWith Maxim, Hudson, 1853-1927. person
associatedWith McClelland, Robert, 1807-1880. person
associatedWith McComb, Henry S., 1825-1881. person
associatedWith McKinley, William, 1843-1901. person
associatedWith Miller, Thomas W. (Thomas Woodnutt), 1886-1973. person
associatedWith Monroe, James, 1758-1831. person
associatedWith National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage. corporateBody
associatedWith National Committee of the United States for the Restoration of the University of Louvain. corporateBody
associatedWith Philadelphia and Reading Railway Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Reading Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Reading Railroad. corporateBody
associatedWith Robinson, Moncure, 1802-1891. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Schelle, Gustav, 1845-1927. person
associatedWith Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891. person
associatedWith Smith, Eleuthera du Pont, 1806-1876. person
associatedWith Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930. person
associatedWith Ten Eyck family family
associatedWith United States. Army. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith United States Military Academy. corporateBody
associatedWith Vergennes, Charles Gravier, comte de, 1719-1787. person
associatedWith Williamson, R. Page (Robert Page), 1833?-1854. person
associatedWith Wilmington and Kennett Turnpike Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilmington and Northern Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilmington and Northern Railroad Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Wilmington Northern Railroad. corporateBody
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Delaware
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Winterthur (Winterthur, Del. : Estate)
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Birth 1838-07-30

Death 1926-12-31

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