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Federal (USV)

Corporal

Harvey Henderson

(1841 - 1930)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 89th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21 years. Enlisted September 16, 1861 at Delhi, to serve three years; mustered in as Private, Co. I, October 21, 1861; promoted Corporal, August 9, 1862.

On the Campaign

Promoted to Sergeant December 29, 1863; captured, September 23, 1864 and was held at Libby Prison, Richmond, VA, and at Danville, VA and Salisbury, NC. He was paroled or exchanged, no date. He mustered out with his Company August 3, 1865 at Richmond, VA.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Life dates from his gravesite at Findagrave.

Copies of his diary entries (1861-64) in the NY State Military Museum and NY Public Library include descriptions of South Mountain and Antietam, along with details of being captured. The original document is in the Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Birth

12/02/1841; Delaware County, NY

Death

3/10/1930 Huntington, Long Island, NY; burial in Walton Cemetery, Walton, NY

Notes

1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, for the Year 1901 (Issue 31), pp. 242 - 324  [AotW citation 12478]