Henry Coalter Cabell (1820 - 1889)

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Birthplace: Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Richmond, Virginia, USA
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About Henry Coalter Cabell

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Graduating from the University of Virginia in 1842, he was admitted to the Virginia bar and practiced law in Richmond until the start of the Civil War. Entering the Confederate Army as a Captain, he eventually rose to the rank of Colonel in the First Virginia Artillery. His battalion saw action at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Salem Church, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania Court House, and Appomattox Station. Following the Civil War, he returned to the practice of law in Richmond and served as director of the Central Railroad, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, and the James River Canal Company. He was the son of William Henry Cabell, Governor of Virginia. (bio by: Garver Graver)


The son of former Governor William H. Cabell, he had graduated from the Vrginia Military Instiute, and was a practicing lawyer in Richmond before the War.

Organised initially as the "Richmond Light Artillery" on May 3, 1821, this company was later renamed in July, 1824 to the "Richmond Fayette Artillery" in honor of the Marquis de La Fayette's visit to the United States. Early captains included Robert Nimmo, Charles Richardson, and Henry C. Cabell, under whom the battery was organized for the war on April 25, 1861.

He was promoted to Colonel.

He continued in command of Gen McLaws' Artillery battalion at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness.

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Colonel Henry C. Cabell (CSA)'s Timeline

February 14, 1820
Virginia, USA
September 15, 1854
Age 34
Richmond, VA, USA
January 31, 1889
Age 68
Richmond, Virginia, USA