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Confederate (CSV)


Marcus H. Henry

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: North Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 21, from Lincoln County, he mustered as Private, Company K, First NC Volunteers on 25 April 1861, and mustered out on 12 November. He then mustered as Private, Company B, 23rd North Carolina Infantry on 15 March 1862. He was wounded in action at Seven Pines, VA on 3 May 1862, but returned to duty, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot which fractured his left knee and was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US hospital in Frederick, MD where his left leg was amputated at the thigh. He died there of wounds on 18 October 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery [Mt Olivet] at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service from the Roster 2 via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List, which has him also as Henry H. Markis.3 He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD, and may still be there; his memorial at Mt. Olivet is on Findagrave, as Corporal.


c. 1840


10/18/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4732]

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 19298]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #751  [AotW citation 19299]