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Federal (USV)


Henry Westfall

(c. 1835 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company D, 9th New York Infantry at age 26 on 4 May 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Discharged for disability on 8 April 1863 at Suffolk, VA. He was present at the funeral of Lieutenant Colonel Kimball in New York City on 22 April 1863:

A large number of military men, several ladies and many distinguished citizens were among those who visited the Governor's Room yesterday. One lady brought a basket filled with beautiful flowers and strewed them on the coffin. Private Westfall, one of Kimball's favorites in his regiment, was brought in on crutches to look for the last time upon his old commander and friend. The true grief depicted upon the face of this poor soldier made a deep impression upon all present.

References & notes

Basic information from Graham1. The quote above from a contemporary clipping from a New York City newspaper in the collection of the NY State Military Museum.


c. 1835


1   Graham, Matthew John, The Ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves), New York: E.P. Coby & Company, Printers, 1900, pp. 591 - 594  [AotW citation 14191]