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Lapoint, Henry Clayton


Age: 17, credited to Alburgh, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl, Grand Isle, 8/30/64, m/i 8/30/64, Pvt, Co. K, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65 (post-war service)

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Birth: 1848, Grand Isle, VT
Death: 12/05/1917

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Marker/Plot: 19070
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 49244407


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/7/1892, DC; liste 11th VT, USMA, 2nd US CAV
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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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.

Source: 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 Academy

Volume III, page 217:

Graduate #2495
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)
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