Hasbrouck, Henry C.

Artillery officer, fought Modoc Indians, West Point Commandant 1882-88

Price: $20.00

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(1839-1910) Army artillery officer, USMA 1860. Commissioned 2nd Lieut. and 1st Lieut., 4th Artillery 1861, Captain 1866. He was with the 4th Artillery throughout the Civil War. While a Captain in the 4th, he took part in the famous Modoc Expedition of 1873, in command during the action of Sorass Lake, Cal., and near Van Bremer's Ranch in May 1873. His light battery, mounted as cavalry, and 2 troops of the 4th Cavalry, were encamped on Sorass Lake on May 10. Captain Jack of the Modoc Indians, wearing the uniform of General Edward Canby, killed under a flag of truce a month before while holding a conference near the Lava Beds, led 33 Modocs in a charge on the camp while a detachment was absent for water. The Modocs stampeded the horses and mules, but Capt. Hasbrouck rallied his men, checked the advance, and by a series of brilliant charges against the Modocs in the surrounding hills, forced their retreat. He was breveted Major for his gallant services in this action. He was on the expedition against Nevada Indians in 1875, and in the field to July 6, 1878. He was West Point Commandant 1882-88, promoted to Major in 1887. He was a member of the board in 1888 that prepared the infantry, cavalry and artillery drill regulations adopted by the War Department for use in the Army. Promoted to Lieut. Col. 1896, Colonel 1899, Brig. Genl. USV, Brig. Genl. RA 1902, retired 1903. Battery Hasbrouck (constructed 1909-14, deactivated 1943) directly east of the entrance to Pearl Harbor and designed to protect its mine field, was equipped with 8 12" mortars with a range of 15,000 yards. It stands at Hickam AFB in Honolulu as repurposed buildings, no period guns or mounts in place. 2 x 3 1/4 card signed as Colonel, 7th Artillery; undated but ca. 1899.

Condition: Good, light toning at edges
Type:Signed card






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