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Confederate (CSV)


Henry Cornet Rieves

(1837 - 1863)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Not quite 24 years old, he enlisted as a Private in Company H, 4th North Carolina Infantry on 13 June 1861 in Statesville.

On the Campaign

He was captured at Boonesboro, MD on 15 September 1862 - the day following the regiment's fight at Fox's Gap on South Mountain.

The rest of the War

He was a prisoner at Fort Delaware by about 15 September, paroled and sent to Aiken's Landing, VA for exchange on 2 October, was in a Richmond, VA hospital by 4 October, and declared exchanged on 10 November 1862.

He was captured, ill, at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863, was briefly at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, then was a prisoner at Fort Delaware. He was sent to Hammond Hospital at Point Lookout, MD on 15 October, but died there of chronic diarrhea on 26 October 1863.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3 and the Roster.2 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sarah Davald and they had a son, Henry, Jr (1861-1942).


06/17/1837; Iredell County, NC


10/26/1863; Point Lookout, MD; burial in Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery, Scotland, MD


1   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 27541]

2   Manarin, Louis H., and Weymouth Tyree Jordan, Matthew M Brown, Michael W Coffey, North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865 : A Roster, 20 Volumes +, Raleigh: North Carolina State Department of Archives and History, 1966-  [AotW citation 27542]