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Confederate (CSV)


Henry Bentley Roper

(1839 - 1910)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was an unmarried clerk in a "mercantile establishment" in Huntsville, AL when he enlisted as Private on 26 April 1861 in Company I, 4th Alabama Infantry. He was in action from First Manassas, where he was wounded, to Malvern Hill, VA.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was elected 3rd Lieutenant in December 1862, and in action from Fredericksburg, VA to Gettysburg, PA where he was severely wounded, shot through the left lung on 2 July 1863. He was captured in a hospital there on 4 July. He was at Camp Letterman in August, transferred to West's Buildings hospital in Baltimore, MD on 15 October, and to Hammond General Hospital at Point Lookout, MD on 25 January 1864. He was exchanged 17 March 1864 at Richmond, VA, but unable to return to service due to the severity of his wounds.

After the War

He was clerk of the Circuit Court at Huntsville by 1888 and still living in Huntsville in 1907.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Alabama1 and the Buseys.2 Details from T.A. DeLand's Northern Alabama: Historical and Biographical (1888) and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


01/19/1839; Madison County, AL


1910; burial in Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: various  [AotW citation 15739]

2   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 46  [AotW citation 15767]