Robert Leland Henry(1833 - 1910)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A married 24 year old from the Laurens District, he enlisted as Corporal in Company E, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 2 January 1862 in Columbia, SC. He was appointed Sergeant Major on 1 March 1862, and elected 2nd Lieutenant on 30 April 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded severely in the "lower extremities" in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Furloughed through at least February 1863, he resigned on 1 April 1863 for wounds. He was on detached duty in Laurens County to the end of the War.
After the War:
A member of the state Constitutional Convention in 1895, he was living at Rapley's, Laurens County in 1904.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1.
|Birth Date: 06/14/1833 Place of Birth: Laurens District, SC |
Death Date: 11/10/1910 Burial Place: New Harmony Baptist Cemetery, Fountain Inn, SC
1 Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster [AotW citation 15985]
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