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Confederate (CSV)


Henry Merritt Box

(1828 - 1908)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A married 32 year old farmer, he enlisted on 1 May 1861 at Pine Grove as Private, Company D, 2nd Mississippi Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled and later returned to duty, and was promoted to 2nd Corporal, date not given. He was again captured, on 3 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. He was paroled from the DeCamp US Army hospital at Gettysburg on 16 September 1863 and sent to a parole camp at Petersburg, VA, but was listed as absent without leave after 1 February 1864. He was declared a deserter and dropped from the rolls on 31 December 1864.

After the War

At the 1890 Mississippi Census of Civil War Veterans, he was living in Hickory Flats, Benton County, MS

References & notes

Service information from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in Compiled Service Records, Company rolls, and other period sources. More from the Buseys.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His wife Francis died in February 1866.


12/1828; Jefferson County, AL


1908; Benton County, MS; burial in Bethel United Methodist Cemetery, Hickory Flat, Benton County, MS


1   Busey, John W., and Travis W. Busey, Confederate Casualties at Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Record, Jefferson (NC): McFarland & Company, 2017, pg. 649  [AotW citation 21729]