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First Name: Archibald

Last Name: Henderson

Birthplace: Dumfries, VA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Date of Birth: 21 January 1783

Date of Death: 06 January 1859

Rank: Brigadier General

Years Served:
Archibald Henderson

•  Indian Wars (1775 - 1924) intermittent
•  War of 1812


Archibald Henderson
Brevet Brigadier General, U.S. Marine Corps

Archibald Henderson was born on 21 January 1783 in Dumfries, VA.

After entering the U.S. Marine Corps as a Second Lieutenant in 1806, he saw action in the War of 1812, and was promoted to Brevet Major. Serving as acting Commandant of the Corps from 1818-19, he was appointed Commandant in 1820, a post he held until his death in 1859, a total of 38 years.

He volunteered the Marine Corps for service in the Southern Indian Wars in the 1830s and in 1837. In a battle on the Hatcheluskee River, he was brevetted Brigadier General and given command of a brigade that included two regiments of regular army troops and a Georgia militia regiment, as well as his own Marines.

Death and Burial

Brevet Brigadier General Archibald Henderson died on 6 January 1859 in Washington, DC. He is buried at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC.

Honoree ID: 2625   Created by: MHOH




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