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Federal (USV)


Henry T. Buss

(c. 1843 - 1906)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Acworth, he enlisted at age 18 in Company E, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 2 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the foot in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was discharged on disability on 15 January 1863 in Baltimore, MD. He reenlisted as Private in Company F, First New Hampshire Cavalry on 8 July 1864. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given, and was discharged on 3 June 1865 in Washington, DC.

After the War

He was receiving a veteran's pension in Goshen, IN in 1899. By that year was a founder of H. B. I. Hardwood & Lumber Manufacturing Company in Goshen, with 2240 acres of timberland near Texarkana, AR, and described as "an old experienced lumber-man as well as engineer and millwright." He moved to Florida in 1904.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1 (on the 5th Infantry) and Ayling (for the 1st Cavalry)2. Details about his lumber business from the Goshen Daily News of 13 December 1899. Death information from the GAR, Department of Indiana Journal for 1905-1908 and the Goshen Democrat of 15 May 1906.


c. 1843; Acworth, NH


05/11/1906; Welaka, FL; burial in Oak Ridge cemetery,


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster, pp. 17 - 32  [AotW citation 13379]

2   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 2, pg. 857  [AotW citation 13495]