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BAINBRIDGE, Henry, soldier, born in New York in 1803; died at sea near Galveston, 31 May 1857. He was appointed to West Point from Massachusetts, was graduated in 1821, served as lieutenant on frontier duty, became a captain 15 June 1836, and served in the Florida war, in the military occupation of Texas, and in the war with Mexico. For gallantry at Monterey, where he was severely wounded in storming the enemy's works, he was brevetted major, 23 September 1846. He became major in the 7th infantry 16 February 1847, and was engaged in Contreras and Churubusco, gaining the brevet of Lieutenant-Colonel for gallant conduct, and in the assault and capture of Mexico. In 1849 and 1850 he served in the Seminole war. He was pro-rooted to a Lieutenant-Colonelcy 11 June 1851, and served in Texas until his death on board the steamer "Louisiana," burned in Galveston bay.
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