Corp Henry Harrison High

Corp Henry Harrison High

Death 12 Apr 1931 (aged 88)
Burial Canton, Van Zandt County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 15795755 · View Source
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Henry Harrison High, Corporal,
Company I,
15th Texas [Dismounted] Cavalry
[Sweet's] Regiment, CSA

Henry Harrison High, served in Company I, 15th Regiment, Texas Cavalry from 29 March 1862 to 20 March 1865. More than 35 months. The 15th Texas Cavalry was one of the regiments in Granbury's Texas Brigade, CSA.

High was born 22 June 1842 in Somerville, Fayette County, Tennessee.

Henry H. High and Sarah Elizabeth Norman were married 16 June 1861.

High was captured on 11 January 1863 with the surrender of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, Arkansas. After being captured, High was moved to Camp Douglas [Chicago], Illinois; a camp where many soldiers froze to death.

He was paroled at Camp Douglas, Illinois, 03 April 1863 and delivered at City Point, Va., 10 April 1863, and exchanged. Henry H. High was then sent to Camp Lee at Richmond, Virginia, via Petersburg.

While High was in service, the 15th Texas Cavalry [Dismounted] regiment was engaged in the following battles which had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or decisive influence on a campaign:
Chickamauga, Ga.,19-20 September 1863
Chattanooga_III, Tenn., 23-25 November 1863
Atlanta, Ga., 22 July 1864
Jonesborough, Ga., 31 August - 01 September 1864
Franklin_II, Tenn., 30 November 1864
Nashville, Tenn., 15 - 16 December 1864

It is believed that Henry H. High was wounded at Nashville, Tennessee, and moved with the army to Tupelo, Mississippi. From that point he was taken with other wounded soldiers to a Mobile, Alabama, hospital for treatment. He went home on furlough 20 March 1865, and never returned to duty.

He "was at home on furlough at time of surrender"; the surrender of General Lee and his army was on 09 April 1865.

Henry H. High applied for a pension 05 July 1909. The pension was approved 31 August 1909; State of Texas Confederate Pension File number 16875.

His application states in part that he: was at home on furlough at the time of the surrender, was born in Fayette County, Tennessee, had resided in Texas 58 years
resided in Van Zandt County continually for 58 years on Texas Route 1., was a farmer by occupation
served in Company I, 15th Texas Cavalry, CSA, from 1862 to the close of the War, was never transferred to another command.

Henry Harrison High died 12 April 1931


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