1st Lt. Co.F, 47th Regt. PA Vol. during the Civil War. Died at age 27y2m2d from Febris Typhoid.
DEATH, FUNERAL AND BURIAL OF LIEUTENANT HENRY H. BUSH, 47TH REGIMENT, PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY:
According to Lewis Schmidt in his "A Civil War History of the 47th Regiment of Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers" (p. 125):
"Monday, March 31, still another death from Typhoid Fever occurred in the 47th, as 2nd Lieutenant Henry H. Bush of Company F, a 29 year old millrwright from Catasauqua died from the disease at Fort Taylor after a short period of illness. Lt. Bush had just been presented a sword by his company a few days before, and left a widow and two little children behind. There was a suggestion in a letter that his body might be shipped home, and in fact, his remains are buried in the Fairview Cemetery of West Catasauqua. A later issue of the New Era reported his death as follows: ‘It becomes our sad duty to record the death of Lt. H.H. Bush, of Company F, 47th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers. He died of Typhoid Fever on the 31st of March and was buried with Masonic and Military Honors in the soldiers burying ground near the barracks’. One letter from a member of his company indicated his remains were buried in the ‘strangers cemetery.’ Company Order #23 stated: ‘The Major commanding has the painful duty to announce to this command the death after a short illness of 2nd Lt. H.H. Bush of Company F stationed at this post. By his death the service has lost a good officer and efficient soldier. His remains will be buried at 5 PM (April 1). One half of company accompanied by subaltern will form escort. The usual badge of mourning will be worn by the officers of Company F for one month.’” (Provided by Leslie Snyder).
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