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Federal (USA)

Captain

Henry R Myers

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 88th Pennsylvania Infantry

 

see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He was mustered in as 1st Lieutenant, Company C (recruited at Fredonia, Berks County), and was soon elected Adjutant of the (3-month) 7th Pennsylvania Regiment, and served with them April - July 1861. He was mustered as Captain, Company B, in the 88th Pennsylvania in August 1861.

On the Campaign

"During the engagement [on the 17th] Major [LCol?] George W. Gile was badly wounded in the leg, and the command devolved upon Captain H. R. Myers."
(from Myers' report)

References & notes

Source: Bates, Samuel P., History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg, 1868-1871.; Extracted online at the Pennsylvania in the Civil War site.