Lapoint, Henry Clayton
Age: 17, credited to Alburgh, VTVITALS
Birth: 1848, Grand Isle, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Arlington National Cemetery, VA
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PERSONAL---Henry C. Lapointe has received the appointment of Cadet at West Point, through the recommendation of Hon. W. C. Smith of St. Albans. Our young friend, when 16 years of age, was a soldier from Grand Isle, in the 11th regiment, and for the last three or four years has been a clerk in the General Ticket Office of the Vermont Central Railroad at St. Albans. Thus far, in early life, he had done himself credit, and we expect he will do honor to his appointment hereafter. The appointment is one eminently fit to be made.
Burlington Weekly Free Press, June 4, 1869
Courtesy of Deanna French.
Extracts from George W. Cullum's 1890 Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the United States Military AcademyVolume III, page 217:
HENRY C. LAPOINT (Born Vt.; Ap'd Vt.)
Military History. - Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1869, to June 13, 1873, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 13, 1873.
Served: on frontier duty at Omaha Barracks, Neb., Sep. 30, 1873, to Feb. 13, 1874, - Ft. Laramie, Wy., Mar. 16, 1874, to Oct. 18, 1875 (absent sick, Apr. 20 to Nov. 7, 1874), - Camp Brown, Wy., Nov. 3, 1875, to Sep. 10, 1877, - Ft. Custer, Mon., Oct. 17, 1877 (witness before Court Martial, Nov. 30, 1878), and Nov. 30, 1878, to July 26, 1883 (First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Jan. 25, 1881) - Ft. Assinniboine, Mon., to June 3, 1884, - Ft. Klamath, Or., to Nov. 3, 1886, -and Ft. Bidwell, Cal., to July 24, 1888. Dismissed, July 24, 1888, for Violation of 33d, 62d, and 38th Articles of War.
He appears to have been a clerk in the Pension Office, resigning in late 1916 or early 1917 (Washington Post, January 28, 1917)
DEATH RECORD: Henry C. La Point, 68 yrs., St. Eliz. Hosp. (The Washington Herald, December 7, 1917)