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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph N. Henry

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

His father died about the time he was born and by 1860 he was a 21 year old farmer on his widowed mother's place at Rock Hill in the York District, SC. He enlisted there on 13 August 1861 as a Private in Company H, 12th South Carolina Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the arm and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 27 September but died of wounds that date. His mother Jane filed for his final pay in January 1863.

References & notes

His service from the Roll,1 which says he was killed outright at Sharpsburg, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Wound detail from a casualty list in the Yorkville Enquirer of 8 October 1862.


c. 1839; York District, SC


09/27/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Thomas, John P., and and previous SC Historians of the Confederate Records, Confederate Rolls of South Carolina, Columbia: Historian of Confederate Records, 1898, Roll of Company H, 12th Reg't Inf, South Carolina Vols.  [AotW citation 24785]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30274]