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Pvt Henry Harrison Earles
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Birth: Feb., 1847
Death: Jul. 8, 1928

Henry Harrison Earles;

Henry Harrison EARLES was born in February 1847 in Floyd County, Virginia.

In January 1864, Henry enlisted in Company A, 24th Regiment, of the Virginia Infantry.

At first he was assigned guard duty in North Carolina, then he returned to Virginia where he served in the battle of Drewery's Bluff (near Richmond), Virginia on May 16, 1864.

There he received a bullet wound to the stomach which exited his body near the spinal column. It was thought he wouldn't survive, but after several weeks in field hospitals, he pulled through.

It is said that the gunshot wound left a hole in Henry's abdomen that one could stick one's hand in. On February 6, 1865 Henry was medically discharged from service.

Henry Harrison died July 8, 1928 in Alum Ridge in Floyd County. He'd lived a long and industrious life having survived a near-fatal bullet wound and rising to become a well-known and respected brick mason in Floyd.

Henry and both of his wives are buried in Beaver Creek Cemetery, Floyd County, Virginia.

Sources: http://www.civilwardata.com/active/hdsquery.dll?SoldierHistory?C&311000
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Ranch/2320/Hallofhonor.html
 
 
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 Children:
  Lacy Ellis Earles (1894 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Beaver Creek Cemetery
Floyd
Floyd County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Bev
Record added: Jan 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10372849
Pvt Henry Harrison Earles
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