Cabinet Photo- 1st Lieut. Henry Kirby- 10th U.S. Infantry SOLD

Kirby had a long career nearly 40 years long, retiring a Colonel in 1915.


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This portrait of Lt. Henry Kirby, 10th U.S. Infantry, was taken by Pach Bros,. New York, and his clip signature has been applied to the cabinet photo.  Kirby is wearing his dress uniform with forage cap.

He graduated from USMA In 1877, and was commissioned an additional 2nd Lt. 12th Infantry, 1st Lt. 10th Infantry in June that year. He would be promoted to 1st Lt. and Captain through to 1903.  During that period, Kirby joined his regiment in the southwest, campaigning against Apache, Mexicans, and the lawless.  The regiment then moved to the Department of the East.  In 1884 the 10th returned to the west garrisoned in Colorado and Texas, and New Mexico, with more actions against the Apache and Geronimo.   Promoted Major, 18th Infantry and with that regiment in the Philippines and China and Japan.

Kirby was LtCol and Colonel of the 6th and 3rd Infantry to 1911, and he retired at his own request in 1915.

Very good condition.

USPS Priority Mail  $3.50

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Weight .75 lbs