Partridge, Henry V.
Age: 0, credited to Norwich, VT
Unit(s): 39th PA INF
Service: 39th PA INF
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Birth: 12/10/1839, Norwich, VT
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Norwich, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 53747804
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
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Partridge, Henry V., of Norwich, son of Capt. Alden and Ann Elizabeth (Swazey) Partridge, was born in Norwich, Dec. 10, 1839. His father, Capt. Alden Partridge, was born in Norwich, Jan. 12, 1785, and was the son of a Revolutionary soldier. Captain Partridge graduated from West Point in 1806, having entered that institution in 1805, his junior year at Dartmouth College. The following year he was appointed professor of mathematics at the military school of the United States and the September following was made professor of engineering. Afterward he was promoted to the post of superintendent of the school and discharged the duties of that position, with one or more intermissions, until 1818, when he resigned and went out in charge of a surveying party sent to the northeast frontier of the United States in order to determine the boundary line. In 1820 Captain Partridge founded the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy at Norwich, which he taught with much success until 1825 when he removed the school to Middletown, Conn. In 1832 Captain Partridge returned to Norwich and reopened the school. Two years after a charter was obtained from the Legislature and the academy became a military college with Captain Partridge as its first president. Under his supervision the institution ranked second only to the National Academy. Captain Partridge died at Norwich, Jan. 17, 1854.
The subject of this sketch received his education in the public schools of Norwich, from private instruction, and at Bristol College, Penn. In 1859 he went to Illinois where he entered an office for the purpose of making himself a member of the legal profession, and a year after removed to Warren, Penn., to continue his studies.
In April, 1861, he responded to President Lincoln's first call for troops and raised a company of the 39th Regt. Pa. Vols. (10th Reserves), McCall's Division. He participated first in the battle of Gainesville and afterward in McClellan's Peninsular campaign, but was discharged for physical disability in August, 1862. In 1863 he was appointed to a position in the paymaster general's office at Washington and remained in that capacity about three years. Then he became an attorney for the Union Paper Collar Co. of New York, continuing in their service for five years. Since that time he has made his residence at Colbrook, Conn., and Norwich, from which latter town he was elected to the Legislature in 1882.
Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, pp. 301.