Pvt. Andrew Barnabas Henagan

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Pvt. Andrew Barnabas Henagan

Also Known As: "Barney"
Birthplace: Marion County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Barnabas Kelet Henagan, Governor and Mary Savage Henagan
Brother of Capt. James Hamilton Henagan, CSA

Occupation: Farmer and Civil War Veteran
Managed by: Tamás Flinn Caldwell-Gilbert
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About Pvt. Andrew Barnabas Henagan

Andrew B. Henagan served the Confederate Army during the American Civil War in Company I, 2nd South Carolina Cavalry Regiment. He enlisted on June 14, 1861 at Columbia, South Carolina for a period of one year. Absent without leave/detached service during much of 1863. It appears that during this time he was fighting as a Confederate Guerilla/Scout.

On detached service as scout since December 13, 1863. Captured by the Union Forces on March 24, 1864 in Prince William County, VA. He was sent to Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC and stayed there until September 19, 1864, when he was sent to Fort Delaware Military Prison. He arrived at Fort Delaware on September 20, 1864. He stayed at Fort Delaware until May 31, 1865, when he swore an oath of allegiance to the United States and was released.

When he was captured, the Provost Marshall's Office sent a letter to the Superintendent of the Old Capitol Prison stating that:

"You will receive and confine in the prison under your charge until further orders, the person of Capt. Andrew Barnabas Hannigan 2nd South Carolina Cavalry noted Guerilla Chief. Terror to the neighborhood in which he was taken. Boasted that he could not be captured alive. A dangerous man and will escape if he has the opportunity."

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Marion County, South Carolina, United States