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 George Henry

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George Henry

Birth
Death
3 Nov 1862 (aged 28–29)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial
Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID
178490673 View Source

Sergeant George Henry was a 29 year old bootmaker when he enlisted in the Thirty Fifth Massachusetts Regiment, as were many of the men who joined him in the ranks of Company E.

He appears to have been an advocate for temperance as indicated in the August 31, 1862 edition of the Randolph Transcript. It reported that:
"Sgt. George Henry, before leaving for the scenes of war was presented with a Sergeant's sash and a dressing case, by the members of the Temperance Division in this village, Cold Spring Division was instituted mainly through his efforts, about two years since, and his absence will be much regretted by his associates."

Sgt. Henry was the orderly sergeant of Company E, and was the orderly sergeant who Alfred Waldo reported as marching beside Capt. Niles as the company advanced into action at Antietam. During the action, he was wounded in the shoulder, and like Palmer, was taken to the military field hospital at Keedysville, MD, then transferred to the military hospital in Washington DC. We know little of his time in the hospital, which is now the Walter Reed Hospital, except that he died of his wounds on November 3, 1862. Like his officers, his body was embalmed and returned to Randolph for burial in Central Cemetery.
Contributor: Lynn Feingold (47470086) • [email protected]

Sergeant George Henry was a 29 year old bootmaker when he enlisted in the Thirty Fifth Massachusetts Regiment, as were many of the men who joined him in the ranks of Company E.

He appears to have been an advocate for temperance as indicated in the August 31, 1862 edition of the Randolph Transcript. It reported that:
"Sgt. George Henry, before leaving for the scenes of war was presented with a Sergeant's sash and a dressing case, by the members of the Temperance Division in this village, Cold Spring Division was instituted mainly through his efforts, about two years since, and his absence will be much regretted by his associates."

Sgt. Henry was the orderly sergeant of Company E, and was the orderly sergeant who Alfred Waldo reported as marching beside Capt. Niles as the company advanced into action at Antietam. During the action, he was wounded in the shoulder, and like Palmer, was taken to the military field hospital at Keedysville, MD, then transferred to the military hospital in Washington DC. We know little of his time in the hospital, which is now the Walter Reed Hospital, except that he died of his wounds on November 3, 1862. Like his officers, his body was embalmed and returned to Randolph for burial in Central Cemetery.
Contributor: Lynn Feingold (47470086) • [email protected]


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  • Created by: Michele
  • Added: 17 Apr 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 178490673
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/178490673/george-henry: accessed ), memorial page for George Henry (1833–3 Nov 1862), Find a Grave Memorial ID 178490673, citing Central Cemetery, Randolph, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA; Maintained by Michele (contributor 48131163).