Henry Peoble Kingsbury – Colonel, United States Army

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Henry Peoble Kingsbury of North Carolina

Appointed from North Carolina, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July1866 (18)
Second Lieutenant, 6th U. S. Cavalry, 12 June 1871
First Lieutenant, 27 January 1875
Captain, 5 October 1887
Major, 3rd U. S. Cavalry, 23 January 1900
Lieutenant Colonel, 8th U. S. Cavalry, 25 February 1903

Commander of Fort Myer, Virginia, as a Major, 1900.


On the wedding of his daughter Florence Elizabeth, the New York Times  reported on June 12, 1889:

One of the most notable weddings of the present season in Brooklyn was that yesterday afternoon of Miss Florence Elizabeth Slocum, only daughter of General H. W. Slocum, and Captain Henry P. Kingsbury of the Sixth Cavalry, at present stationed at Fort Stanton, New Mexico. The large drawing rooms of Gen. Slocum's residence were decorated with palms, ferns, and, smilax. A temporary chancel was erected at the upper end of the parlor, at which the couple knelt during the ceremony.

The bride wore a gown of white corded silk, with front of mousseline desoie, trimmed with a delicate silver passementerie. A light spray of orange blossoms held in position a tulle veil.  She wore a brooch set with diamonds and pearls, the gift of the groom .

A reception followed from 4 until 7 o'clock, at which an elaborate collation was served by Pinard. General W. T. Sherman sent a letter expressing regret that he could not be present. He took occasion to say that the railroads had removed the greatest drawback from the paths of young ladies who married army officers who were stationed in the far West.  Letters of regret were also received from President and  Mrs. Harrison, Secretary and Mrs. Blaine, and Judge Walter Q. Gresham.


KINGSBURY, HENRY P

  • COL USA RET
  • DATE OF DEATH: 02/01/1923
  • BURIED AT: SECTION SW  SITE 1658
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

KINGSBURY, CLARA D/O H P

  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/14/1929
  • BURIED AT: SECTION S  SITE LOT-4858
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

KINGSBURY, FLORENCE SLOCUM W/O HENRY PEOBLE

  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/10/1939
  • BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 4658
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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