(c. 1840 - 1864)
Home State: Connecticut
Command Billet: Company officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Connecticut Infantry
He enlisted on 14 September 1861, and mustered as Sergeant on the 21st to serve 3 years in Co. I in the 8th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to 1st Sergeant on 15 March 1862, to 2nd Lieutenant on 29 April and 1st Lieutenant on 6 May. He was in action at the battle of Newbern, siege of Fort Macon, and battle of South Mountain.
The rest of the War
He was after Antietam and at Fredericksburg Acting Adjutant of the Regiment. He was promoted to Captain on 7 February 1863 and transferred to command Company F. Engaged in the battles of Fredericksburg, Walthall Junction, Fort Darling/Drewry's Bluff, and the siege of Petersburg. He was wounded 16 May 1864 at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, and killed in action by a sharpshooter at Petersburg, Virginia 11 July 18641,2.
After the War
Buried with military and Masonic honors in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury CT, 24 July 1864.
References & notes
His wife was Emily J Hall and they had 3 children including son Arthur B. Hall. Thanks to an AotW member for the additional military and personal information used here, who cited material from Duke and Wooster Cemetery. Thanks to descendant Carol Hall for pointing out errors and sharing details from her study of his service record from the National Archives, articles and announcements in the Danbury News-Times and The Jeffersonian (Danbury, CT) of 20 to 28 July 1864, and Henry's letters and 1863 journal housed at Duke University.
More on the Web
c. 1840; Newtown (prob), CT
07/11/1864 Petersburg, VA; burial in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, CT
1 Bailey, James Montgomery, and Susan Benedict Hill, History of Danbury, Conn., 1684-1896, New York: Burr Printing House, 1896, pg. 421 [AotW citation 891]
2 Morse, Horace J, Annual report of the Adjutant General of the State of Connecticut (1865), New Haven: Carrington, Hotchkiss, & Co., State Printers, 1865, pg. 191 [AotW citation 892]