|Death: ||May 3, 1863|
Henry was born to Thomas and Mary Stainrook in 1826.
He married Anna J. Minster of Pennsylvania. They had two children: George and Ida.
He served in the Civil War in the 109th PA Infantry, starting in December of 1861. He was eventually promoted to the rank of Colonel and led his troops into several battles.
The Twelfth Corps was part of General Hooker's force that took part in the initial flanking movement of Chancellorsville in late May 1863. During the fighting on May 3, Colonel Henry J. Stainrook was killed and the (109th Pa) regiment was thrown into confusion.
Until noon of May 3rd, the men hugged the breast-works, kept in nervous excitement in the momentary expectation of an attack, the fire of artillery and of the sharp-shooters being constant. At a little past noon the enemy began to press upon the left flank, endangering the integrity of the command, pressing at the same time upon the front. The order was accordingly given to retire, but at that instant a rebel sharp-shooter, not twenty paces distant, shot and instantly killed Colonel Stainrook. Lieutenant Kidney, of Company G, who had witnessed the act, seizing a musket and skilfully awaiting his opportunity, sent a bullet in reply which effectually silenced the sharp-shooter's fire.
Originally interred in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Philadelphia, his remains were removed to Lawnview Cemetery in the 1950s.
Plot: Norris Lawn, Range 54, Grave 14, unmarked
Created by: Scott Fife
Record added: Mar 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87751787
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