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Federal (USV)


Henry C. Hall

(c. 1833 - 1864)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted on 14 September 1861 and mustered as a Sergeant in Company I, 8th Connecticut Infantry on 21 September. He was promoted to 1st Sergeant on 15 March 1862, to 2nd Lieutenant on 29 April and 1st Lieutenant on 6 May. He was in action at the battle of Newbern,NC and the siege of Fort Macon.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company on South Mountain on 14 September and at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

After Antietam and at Fredericksburg he was Acting Adjutant. He was promoted to Captain on 7 February 1863 and transferred to command Company F. He was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Port Walthall Junction, Fort Darling/Drewry's Bluff (where he was wounded on 16 May 1864), and the siege of Petersburg. He was killed in action by a sharpshooter at Petersburg, VA on 11 July 1864.

He was buried with military and Masonic honors in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury CT, 24 July 1864.

References & notes

His service from Bailey,1 Morse,2 and the Record.3 Thanks to descendant Carol Hall for pointing out errors and sharing details from her study of his service record from the National Archives, articles and announcements in the Danbury News-Times and The Jeffersonian (Danbury, CT) of 20 to 28 July 1864, and Henry's letters and 1863 journal housed at Duke University. Additional details from from family genealogists. His gravesite is online from Find a Grave; his stone appears to have his age at death as 21 - he was probably 31.

His married Emily Jane Andrews (1837-1881) in August 1857 and they had 3 sons; their first, Albert, died in infancy.

More on the Web

See "Lt Hall's description of Antietam" in a letter online from the 8th Connecticut (reenactor's) site, and "Henry C. Hall's Letters at Duke" ( summary).


c. 1833; Newtown, CT


07/11/1864; Petersburg, VA; burial in Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, CT


1   Bailey, James Montgomery, and Susan Benedict Hill, History of Danbury, Conn., 1684-1896, New York: Burr Printing House, 1896, pg. 421  [AotW citation 891]

2   Morse, Horace J., and Office of the Adjutant General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Connecticut (1865), New Haven: Carrington, Hotchkiss, & Co., State Printers, 1865, pg. 191  [AotW citation 892]

3   State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Case, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1889, p. 353  [AotW citation 30654]