Tuesday, September 12, 2017
"Fighting Guy" Henry, Union Army Officer-- Part 1: Medal of Honor Recipient
Today, Guy Vernor "Fighting Guy" Henry will be the topic of a presentation at the McHenry County Civil War Round Table in Woodstock, Illinois. As I said in an earlier post, I'd never heard of him before so had to do some research. Quite and interesting man.
Born March 9, 1839. Died October 27, 1899.
Military officer, Medal of Honor recipient, Indian fighter and early governor of Puerto Rico.
His father was William Seton Henry, 1816-1851, was an 1835 graduate of the USMA and fought in the Mexican War.
Guy Vernor Henry graduated the USMA in 1861, right at the start of the Civil War and was a Union officer. Later he was in the Indian Wars. From 1891 to 1894, he commanded the famous 7th Cavalry.