Henry 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
- LIEUT GENL USA RTD
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/08/1909
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SECTION WSIDE
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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