(1836 - 1897)
Home State: Virginia
Education: Washington College
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 32nd Virginia Infantry
He was a lawyer in Williamsburg before the War. He enlisted as Sergeant, Company C, 32nd Virginia Infantry on 28 April 1861, and was appointed Captain and Acting Commissary on 7 October. He reported as volunteer aide-de-camp (VADC) to General McLaws in May 1862.
On the Campaign
He was with his Regiment at Sharpsburg, and was wounded through the arm there on 17 September 1862. In his Report, General Semmes noted:
Calling for a staff' officer to bear an order to the regiments on the left, none being at hand, Captain Henley, acting commissary of subsistence, Thirty-second Virginia, who had been shot through the arm but refused to quit the field, offered himself to become the bearer, which was declined, on account of his wound; whereupon, stating that his wound was slight and that he was not disabled, he was allowed to proceed. While doing so, he fell, severely wounded, pierced with two bullets.
The rest of the War
He was assigned to conscription duty in July 1863.
After the War
He was a lawyer, judge, and writer in Williamsburg, VA.
References & notes
Service from Krick.1
07/27/1836; James City County, VA
05/23/1897; Williamsburg, VA; burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg, VA