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Confederate record, 1932 Jan. 28
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1932 Jan. 28
Confederate record of Mathis Winston Henry (1838-1877) of Bowling Green, Kentucky compiled by Juliette Burwell Henry Jones, 28 January 1832. The record details Henry's service in the artillery of the Confederate Army, including as a captain in Stuart's Horse Artillery under Major John Pelham (1838-1863) as a major in Hood's Artillery, and as a lieutenant colonel serving in the western Confederate army. Henry's record is drawn from several sources including Jennings Cropper Wise's (1881-1968) THE LONG ARM OF LEE, Adjutant General Charles Higbee Bridges (1873-1948) of the War Department, Colonel Charles McKnight Loeser (1838-1896), and Susan Randolph Burwell Henry
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Born 28 November 1838 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Mathis Winston Henry graduated from the United States Military Academy 6 May 1861. Commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Army, he resigned August 1861, and joined the Confederate army. In 1862, he was appointed captain in Stuart's Horse Artillery and served with distinction in the Army of Northern Virginia including the battles of Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. In 1863, he was promoted to major and transferred to the western army where he continued his service. Henry was captured 12 April 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina, and was released upon taking the oath of allegiance 25 July 1865. After the Civil War, he went to Nevada and became a mining engineer. Henry married Susan Randolph Burwell (b. ca. 1848) of Clarke County, Virginia, 26 October 1875, and they had two children. Henry died in Brooklyn, New York, 28 November 1877. He was buried in the Old Chapel in Clarke County.
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Jones, Juliette Burwell Henry Byrd
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