Henry W Huffman

Greenfield, Highland County, Ohio, USA
Death 8 Sep 1863 (aged 29–30)
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 66063386 · View Source
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Henry W. Huffman was born in 1833 in Greenfield, Ohio. At 2 years of age his parents moved to Carrol County, Indiana. Here he received his education. He married Adelia Daniels (Delia Ann Puntney) in 1853.

To Henry and Adelia five children were born--Joseph, Eli, Happy Jack, Rachel and Mattie. The oldest child was born at Delhi, Indiana. They moved to Iowa but we have no record of when.

Civil War Veteran
Company C 38th Iowa Infantry
(The Martyr Regiment)

The regiment received this nickname since approx. 1/3 of its number died of typhoid/malaria from Jul-Dec 1863 in Louisiana & Mississippi after the Siege of Vicksburg. Others were discharged disabled and died on the trip home or soon after. There were so few able-bodied men left that the 38th Iowa was combined with the 34th Iowa Infantry.

From military records:
Huffman, Henry H. Age 27. Residence Chickasaw, Iowa nativity Ohio. Enlisted Aug. 20, 1862. Mustered Sept. 12, 1862. Died of disease Sept. 8, 1863, New Orleans, La.

By the time (about 1867) that bodies of Union soldiers were moved into the cemetery and stones placed, large numbers of headboards were no longer legible or vandalized. These soldiers were marked unknown.
Henry may be among them.

Henry died for his country in 1863, the same year his daughter Mattie was born.

Henry's children were raised in a Soldiers Orphans Home at Cedar Falls, Iowa, in what is now University of Northern Iowa.

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  • Created by: Steve Huffman
  • Added: 23 Feb 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 66063386
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry W Huffman (1833–8 Sep 1863), Find a Grave Memorial no. 66063386, citing Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette, St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Steve Huffman (contributor 47231603) .