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Confederate (CSV)


Henry Clay Reeves

(1843 - 1926)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 17 year old farm worker on his widowed mother Martha's modest place at Fayetteville, Fayette County, GA. He enlisted as a Private in Company I, 13th Georgia Infantry on 3 May 1862 at Griffin.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in his left arm, at Spotsylvania, VA on 12 May 1864. His arm was amputated above the elbow and he was retired on 10 September 1864.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1920 he was a farmer at Fayetteville and Woolsey in Fayette County.

References & notes

His service from Henderson1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, with details from his 1879 and 1887-1907 pension applications, online from the Georgia Archives. Personal details from family genealogists, source also of an excellent late-life photograph of Henry and Permelia Reeves, and the US Census of 1860-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Permelia Catherine Jones (1850-1926) in May 1866 and they had 7 children.


04/21/1843; Fayette County, GA


03/08/1926; burial in Inman Methodist Church Cemetery, Fayetteville, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 28384]

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 28385]