History Of The "Old High School" 1828-1840
by Charles Wells Chapin

lieutenant July 7, 1838, quartermaster in the war with Mexico; captain of staff May 11, 1846 ; brevet major Feb. 23, 1847, for gallantry in the battle of Buena Vista; aid-de-camp to Brevet Major-General Wool in 1847. He died by his own act Sept. 27, 1859, at Fort Monroe, Va., age 45. He was a favorite of General Winfield Scott, Commander-in-Chief U. S. Army.

        HENRY MORRIS, Wilbraham, Mass. — Went to sea. Shipped as a cabin boy at fourteen years of age; master of a vessel in the merchant service before he was twenty-one years old. He was lost at sea in March, 1844, in the ship "Mary Bright," being in his twenty-fifth year.

        CALVIN WAIT. — In 1835 he went to Rochester, N. Y.; in 1839 was in the office of the canal collector; in 1843 went to Albany, N. Y., and engaged with his brother in the canal forwarding business until 1857. Spent two years in the West. Returned to Rochester, N. Y., in 1860, and in December of that year accepted a position in the post office in that city, where he still remains.

        HORACE C. LEE, Springfield, Mass. — Was a dry goods merchant from 1848 to 1857. City clerk and treasurer in 1860. On the opening of the war of the Rebellion he entered the service as colonel of the 27th Regiment Mass. Volunteers. He was mustered in as colonel, with field and staff to date Sept. 20, 1861. He had command of the regiment at the battle of New-Berne, N. C., where it met a large loss in killed and wounded. He was taken prisoner at Drury's Bluff, Va., May 16, 1864, paroled at Charleston, S. C., Aug. 3, 1864, and mustered out Sept. 25, 1864. General Lee was a brave and meritorious soldier, and greatly endeared himself to the officers and men under his command. He was postmaster of Springfield, Mass., from Jan. 8, 1872, to Jan. 31, 1884. He died June 22, 1884, in the 62d year of his age.

        ELAM 0. POTTER. — Was a merchant for several years in New York, where he died July 24, 1880, at the age of 54.

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