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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Henry H. West

(c. 1843 - 1863)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

From Greene County, age 18, he mustered as Private, Company A, 3rd North Carolina Infantry on 27 April 1861 in Greene County.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the right hip and was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital at Sharpsburg and transferred to the Locust Springs Hospital on 22 November, the bullet still lodged in him. He was moved to the Smoketown Hospital on 19 January 1863 and to US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD on 11 May. He died there of the effects of his wound on 6 July 1863.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. His service from the Roster.2 Wound and hospital details from the MSHWR.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1843; Greene County, NC

Death

07/06/1863 Frederick, MD; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4425]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-, Vol. 3  [AotW citation 20042]

3   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Vol. 2, Part. 3, pg. 79  [AotW citation 20043]