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LTC Henry Martyn Greene
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1833
Norwich
New London County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1900
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA

H.M. Greene was a Kansas pioneer and Lt.Colonel of the 2nd Kansas Militia during the Civil war. At the Battle of the Blue on 22 October, 1864 near Westport Missouri, the 2nd Kansas was defeated by a Confederate force many times its number. Lt. Colonel Greene was the ranking officer remaining on the field after the Battle and decided to surrender and spare the lives of his remaining men. He was promptly shot three times and left for dead in the underbrush, where he remained until the next morning. He was spotted by a group of retreating Confederates who stripped him of his clothing before moving on. Unable to move, Lt. Col. Greene could only wait until someone came along and hear his cries for help. In the meantime he survived by eating berries that were within his reach and covering himself with fallen leaves to ward off the cold of night. He had no water but for the dew he lapped off of the leaves each morning. Finally on Tuesday October 25th he was rescued by a burial detail gathering bodies from the Battle of Westport. He eventually recovered from his wounds but suffered physically the rest of his life. Lt. Greene returned to Kansas and his life of farming and also was a Sunday School missionary, traveling all over Kansas visiting and helping Sunday Schools. Henry Greene was also a proponent of higher education and was one of the founders of Lane College at LeCompton, Kansas.
 
 
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Oak Hill Cemetery
Lawrence
Douglas County
Kansas, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 17, 2012
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