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Confederate (CSV)


John Thomas Henderson

(1841 - 1900)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 19 year old farmer at Longmires, Edgefield District, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 7th South Carolina Infantry on 15 April 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was on furlough into January 1863. He was wounded again, at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and his leg was amputated. He was captured in Williamsport, MD on 14 July and treated at US hospitals in Hagerstown, MD, Harrisburg, PA, and Baltimore, MD to 25 September 1863. He was paroled and exchanged at City Point, VA. He was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 29 September and furloughed home for 30 days in October. He was discharged for disability on 27 April 1864 in Columbia, SC.

After the War

In 1870 he was working in a grist mill in Hibler Township, Edgefield County, SC. By 1880 and up to June 1900 he was farming there.

References & notes

His service from Swain.1 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Prudence Grey (1839-1900) in about 1867 and they had 10 children. He died a month after she did.


06/02/1841 in SC


07/05/1900; Pelzer, SC; burial in Pelzer Community Cemetery, Pelzer, SC


1   Swain, Sr., Glen Allan, The Bloody 7th, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2014, pg. 533  [AotW citation 24533]