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Federal (USV)

Private

Henry C. Wellens

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Morgan County, he mustered as Private, Company G, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the side in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in Frederick, MD on 27 December 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick, MD to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as H.C. Wellens. Service information from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1840

Death

12/27/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4335]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 607  [AotW citation 18641]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #4.045  [AotW citation 18642]