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Capt Henry V Steele
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Birth: 1844
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 24, 1864
Virginia, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. He was among the 186 killed in the Battle of North Anna River serving as a Captain of Company H in the 26th Michigan Infantry for the Union Army in the Civil War. Of this tragic event, Major Lucius H Ives of the 26th Michigan Infantry later wrote: "In reply to a word of caution suggested to him by a friend that he might occupy a position of less exposure, he said, in effect 'It matters little where I stand [just] so it be in the line of duty'. With these brave words upon his lips, a random shot did its cruel work and he fell [shot through the head] - dead". He was the son of Amos E Steele, Sr., and Rozana Cranson, and the brother of Amos E. Steele, Jr., who was a Lt. Col. also killed during combat in the Civil War. The Steele Bros. GAR Post in Mason, Michigan, was named in their honor. 
 
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 Parents:
  Amos E. Steele (1806 - 1878)
  Roxana Cranson Steele (1815 - 1881)
 
 Siblings:
  Amos E. Steele (1834 - 1863)*
  William A. Steele (1841 - 1845)*
  Mary Louise Steele VanVranken (1844 - 1905)*
  Henry V Steele (1844 - 1864)
  William A. Steele (1847 - 1911)*
  Idelle M. Steele Arnold (1852 - 1940)*
  Maria E. Steele Busenbark (1854 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Grove Cemetery
Mason
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Sec A, Lot 73
 
Created by: Mike Beard
Record added: May 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19478698
Capt Henry V Steele
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Capt Henry V Steele
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Capt Henry V Steele
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Rest in peace, Captain. You were, indeed, faithful to the cause of freedom. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless you for your gallant stand in defense of our Union against those who would have destroyed it. The Union forever!
- Sharon
 Added: Jul. 4, 2016

- D. Curtis
 Added: Jan. 14, 2015
Henry V. Steele's last words were "It matters not where I stand, as long as it is in the line of duty." With that a random shot was fired and he was killed instantly.
- SymphonyRay6
 Added: Apr. 30, 2011
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