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H.T. Crants

H.T. Crants

Federal (USV)


Henry T. Crants

(1840 - 1864)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old tin peddler from Bath, NY, he enlisted on 30 April 1861 in Bath and mustered as Corporal, Company A, 23rd New York Infantry on 16 May 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 January 1862 and First Sergeant on 15 February.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to duty in January 1863 and mustered out with his Company at Elmira, NY on 22 May 1863. He enlisted again, in Company G, 22nd New York Cavalry on 19 December 1863 and mustered as Quartermaster Sergeant on 2 February 1864. He was captured in action near Ream's Station, VA on 29 June 1864 and held in Richmond, VA and Andersonville, GA before being transferred to a camp at Charleston, SC about 1 September 1864. He died there of disease, probably on 17 September 1864, exactly two years after Antietam.

References & notes

Service information from the NY Adjutant General,1 who also has him as Henry T. Crauts. His picture from a photograph in his collection posted on Flickr by Mike Fitzpatrick. Details also from Mike's research.


1840; Bath, NY


09/17/1864; Charleston, SC; burial in South Cemetery, Brooklyn, CT


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 455; 1894, Vol. V, 526  [AotW citation 20495]