DEWEES, HENRY SPENCER - Meigs County, Ohio | HENRY SPENCER DEWEES - Ohio Gravestone Photos

Henry Spencer DEWEES

Pioneer - Salisbury Twp. Cemetery
Meigs County,
Ohio

Born and raised in Jackson County, Parchment Hill, near Ripley, Henry enlisted into Company K, 11th West Virginia with his brothers, Benjamin C. Dewees, Alfred E.S. Dewees, cousins Joshua Kessel Dewees, William Jabel Dewees, and a nephew Moses Parsons. They all served three years with the exception of Moses who died enroute to the New River Campaign. All of the Dewees' were injured during the war from battle wounds in various engagements. Henry sustained his wounds @ Fishers Hill, Va., 9-22-1864. He was struck at the left side of his head, neck, shoulder,and arm from a cannon explosion,while charging enemy lines. They were all present at Appomattox when their XXIV Corps under Generals Ord and Gibbon (of the Iron Brigade fame) faced Gordons division that was battling the union cavalry on the outskirts of Appomattox C.H. One of the surrender flags appeared directly in front of the 11th WV.

Contributed on 1/10/07 by backjudge1
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Record #: 12944

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Submitted: 1/10/07 • Approved: 1/10/07 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R12944-G0-S3

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