Henry Clark Corbin
Lieutenant General, United States Army
Clark Corbin of Ohio
Appointed from Ohio, Second Lieutenant, 83rd Ohio Infantry, 28 July 1862
Transferred to the 79th Ohio Infantry, 29 August 1862
First Lieutenant, 11 May 1863
Resigned 13 November 1863
Major, 14th U. S. Colored Infantry, 14 November 1863
Lieutenant Colonel, 4 March 1864
Colonel, 23 September 1865
Breveted Brigadier General of Volunteers, 13 March 1865 for meritorious service
Honorably mustered our 26 March 1866
Second Lieutenant, 17th U. S. Infantry, 11 May 1866
Captain, 38th U. S. Infantry, 28 July 1866
Transferred to24th U. S. Infantry, 11 November 1869
Major, Assistant Adjutant General, 16 June 1880
Lieutenant Colonel, Assistant Adjutant General, 7 June 1889
Brigadier General, Adjutant General, 25 February 1898
Major General, Adjutant General, 6 June 1900
Breveted Major 2 March 1867 for gallant and meritorious service in action at Decauter, Alabama
Breveted Lieutenant Colonel 2 March 1867 for gallant and meritorious service in action in the battle of Nashville, Tennessee
Born at Clermont County, Ohio, September 15, 1842, he was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and for two years in a private academy; he studied law, 1860-61. He married Edith Agnes Patten, November 6, 1901.
He entered the US Volunteers as a Second Lieutenant , 83rd Ohio Infantry, June 28, 1862; and was advanced through ranks to Colonel, US Colored Troops, September 23, 1865; Breveted Brigadier General, US Volunteers, March 13, 1865 for meritorious service; mustered out March 26, 1866; Breveted Major, March 1, 1867 for gallant and meritorious service in action at Decatur, Alabama, and Lieutenant Colonel, March 2, 1867 for same at Nashville.
He entered the regular army as a Second Lieutenant, 17th U.S. Infantry, May 11, 1866, and then promoted through the grades to Lieutenant General, US Army, April 15, 1906; he retired September 14, 1906.
He served for ten years on the plains in Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas. In March 1877 he was detailed for duty at the Executive Mansion; secretary of the Sitting Bull Commission. He was with President Garfield at time he was shot and was at his bedside at Elberon, where he died.
In recognition of his services, and the part he took in the Spanish-American War, Congress conferred upon him the rank of Major General. He commanded the Atlantic Division, 1904; conducted army maneuvers, Manassas, Virginia, September 1904; commanded the Philippine Division, 1904, Northern Division, 1906.
He made his home at Washington, DC, where he died in 1909. He was buried in Section 2, Grave 853, Arlington National Cemetery.
His wife, Edythe Agnes Patten Corbin, is buried with him.
CORBIN, EDYTH PATTEN WID OF CORBIN, HENRY C
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/12/1869
DATE OF DEATH: 04/27/1959
DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/30/1959
BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 853 1/2
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22111-0000
UNKNOWN RELATIONSHIP TO VETERAN
LT GEN USA RET
CORBIN, HENRY C
Henry Clark Corbin, Civil War Era
Photo (c) Michael Robert Patterson, September 1999
Posted: 28 April 1999 Updated: 11 December 1999 Updated: 18 November 2000 Updated: 26 December 2001 Updated: 1 September 2002
Updated: 13 May 2004 Updated: 4 September 2004 Updated: 17 October 2004 Updated: 5 September 2005
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004