Henry Halleck, American lawyer, general, and scholar (d. 1872) was born on January 16, 1815.

January 16, 1815

Henry Halleck, American lawyer, general, and scholar (d. 1872) was born on January 16, 1815.

Henry Wager Halleck was a senior United States Army officer, scholar, and lawyer. A noted expert in military studies, he was known by a nickname that became derogatory: "Old Brains". He was an important participant in the admission of California as a state and became a successful lawyer and land developer. Halleck served as the General in Chief of the Armies of the United States from 1862 to 1864.