New York, USA
CIVIL WAR VETERAN
Co B 9th Mich Cav.
His Civil War records lists him as Henry W. Hainer.
Enlisted in company B, Ninth Michigan Cavalry, Nov 12, 1863 at Tecumseh, Mich, for 3 years, age 25. Mustered Nov. 29, 1863. Joined regiment at Mossy Creek, Tenn., Jan 1, 1864.
Regiment history: The regiment was splendidly equipped before leaving the state and armed with the Spencer rifle, which was a superior weapon at that date. The rifle was a magazine gun, capable of being fired seven times without reloading and for this reason the regiment was frequently called upon for special duty in hazardous situations and was often on the skirmish line. The Ninth was furnished with fine mounts when it left the state and the personnel of the different companies was excellent.
The Ninth joined General Sherman's army on the Atlanta Campaign, and before the fall of Atlanta. At Waynesboro, Ga., the Ninth made a brilliant charge upon the forces of General Wheeler, driving the enemy in confusion and capturing 100 prisoners.
In a skirmish with the confederate General Johnson's forces just before the news of General Lee's surrender and the order came to "cease firing" it is asserted that the Ninth fired the last hostile shot of the war east of the Mississippi. The regiment was at Chapel Hill, N. C., when General Johnson surrendered to General Sherman.
The regiment was mustered out of service at Concord,N.C., July 21, 1865, and started at once for Michigan, and arrived at Jackson, July 30, where it was paid and disbanded.
Henry mustered out at Lexington, N.C., July 21, 1865. He did survive the war.
Information taken from the Michigan Volunteers of the Civil War 1861-1865.
U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865
Name: Henry N Hainer
Residence: Brooklyn, Michigan
Age on 1 July 1863: 23
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1840
Marital Status: Unmarried (Single)
Place of Birth: New York
Henry Hainer, "United States 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War"
Name: Henry Hainer
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1890
Event Place: St Joseph Co Michigan, St Joseph, Michigan, United States
This census states he was in Co. F 2nd Mich.Inf. and served from3/28/1864 to 3/23/1865 a total of 11 month and 23 days.
Affiliate Publication Title: Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War,1890.
Affiliate Publication Number: M123
Affiliate Film Number: 20
GS Film number: 338179
Digital Folder Number: 004679084
Image Number: 01310
He could not be located in the 2nd Mich. roosters.
There is a lot of conflicting information. He remains our mystery man.
"H.N. Haner Co. B. 9th. Mich. Cav."
Note: Civil War Stone
Plot: Lot 314 Row 12 Sec 3B
Created by: DTQuester
Record added: May 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37617073