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 Henry H. Blackburn

Henry H. Blackburn

Birth
Death 29 Oct 1864
Burial Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 20, Grave 4605
Memorial ID 19382 · View Source
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Company A, Coleman's Ark. Regt. Blackburn was one of six Confederate POW's executed on Oct. 29, 1864 by the Union Army to avenge the death of US Major James Wilson. Wilson and his 6 man patrol were turned over to Major Timothy Reeves' about Oct.3 near the battle of Pilot Knob. Wilson and his men were found a few days later. The Confederate soldiers executed in retaliation for the death of Major Wilson were Pvt's. H.H. Blackburn, John Nicholds, George Bunch, Asa Ladd, G.W. Mineckin and James Gates.
After the execution, the men were buried on Nov. 1st. Pvt. Blackburn is buried at: SECTION 20 SITE 4605 at
JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Maintained by: Charles Walthall
  • Added: 5 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19382
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry H. Blackburn (unknown–29 Oct 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19382, citing Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Charles Walthall (contributor 47322951) .