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Federal (USV)


Henry Hewins

(1823 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 39 year old farmer in Sharon, MA, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry on 4 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He died of disease at the Smoketown, MD hospital on 29 November 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried near the hospital but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as William Hewings. His service from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.2 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a stone, probably a cenotaph, in Rock Hill Cemetery, Foxboro, MA.


07/07/1823; Sharon, MA


11/29/1862; Smoketown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3640]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35  [AotW citation 25231]