Henry W. HalleckNonpartisan
Henry Wager Halleck
Born: January 16, 1815 in Oneida County, New York
Married: Elizabeth Hamilton (m. 1855)
Child: Henry W. Jr.
Military Service: ARMY (Mexican-American War, Civil War)
Died: January 9, 1872 in Louisville, Kentucky
1847: Military Lieutenant Governor of occupied Mazatlan
1848-1849: Military Secretary of occupied California
1849-1861: Partner, Halleck, Peachy & Billings (Law Firm)
1861-1862: Military Commander, Department of the Missouri
1862: Military Commander, Department of the Mississippi
1862-1864: General-in-Chief of the Union Armies
1864-1865: Chief of Staff, General-in-Chief of the Union Armies Ulysses S. Grant
1869-1872: Military Commander, Department of the South
- PLACENAME: The Monterey Presidio was previously called Fort Halleck shortly after the Mexican-American War.
- High Rank: Major General (United States Army)
- Elizabeth Hamilton was the granddaughter of Alexander Hamilton
- As the General-in-Chief of the Union Armies (1862-1864), Halleck ran an army that included future Presidents William McKinley, Benjamin Harrison, Chester A. Arthur, James Garfield, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Ulysses S. Grant.
- Halleck was present at the assassination of Abraham Lincoln,