Pvt. Henry H Halstead, (CSA)

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Pvt. Henry H Halstead, (CSA)

Birthplace: Monroe County, Virginia, United States
Death: November 15, 1882 (41-42)
Wurtland, Greenup, Greenup County, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Greenup, Greenup County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Halstead and Elizabeth Halstead
Husband of Elizabeth Halstead
Father of Henry Ward Beecher Halstead and Minerva Ferguson
Brother of Rhoda V. Mann; John Alexander Halstead; Martha Ellen Ballengee Mann; Peyton Halstead; Flora Morgan and 5 others

Managed by: Jessi Ellen Spradlin
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About Pvt. Henry H Halstead, (CSA)

Henry H. Halstead
BIRTH: Jun 1840, Monroe County, West Virginia, USA
DEATH: 15 Nov 1882 (aged 42)
Wurtland, Greenup County, Kentucky, USA
BURIAL:Greenup County Infirmary Cemetery, Wurtland, Greenup County, Kentucky


Capt. Lowry's Battery, Light Artillery (Centreville Rifles); Capt. Chapman's Battery, Virginia Light Artillery

He enlisted for Confederate service in June 1861, and served honorably in the cause for Southern Independence. Henry was a private in Lowry's Battery of Virginia Light Artillery, transferring to Chapman's Battery on May 1, 1864. He then saw much action, fighting at the battles of New Market, Totopotomoy Creek, Cold Harbor, Lynchburg, Monacacy, Early's raid on Washington D.C. (Fort Stephens), Cool Spring, 2nd Kernstown, 3rd Winchester (Fort Collier), Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek. Chapman's Battery was reputed to be one of the finest artillery units in the Confederate Army.

After the War of Northern Aggression, Henry became a stone mason by trade. Sometime before 1880 he was injured, and considered to be "paralysed" and "maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled."

Based on a "lunacy inquest" made by Greenup County, KY in March 1882, he was found to be "a lunatic; [...] who has not sufficient estate for one year's maintenance of [him]" & "he is incapable of laboring for his own support in whole or in part." Henry suffered from "melancholia", which today is known as Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. He was placed in the Greenup County Home (aka. the county infirmary).

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Pvt. Henry H Halstead, (CSA)'s Timeline

Monroe County, Virginia, United States
August 31, 1877
Greenup, Greenup County, KY, United States
July 11, 1882
Greenup, Greenup County, Kentucky, United States
November 15, 1882
Age 42
Wurtland, Greenup, Greenup County, Kentucky, United States
Wurtland Hospital, Greenup, Greenup County, Kentucky, United States