Henry Adam Clement

Contributed by: Edward Clement

Clement, Henry A 3rd Lieutenant
Born in Davie County and resided in Davdson County where he was by occupation a farmer 
prior to enlisting in Davidson County at age 27, March 4, 1862. Mustered in as Corporal. 
Promoted to Sergeant on or about September 15, 1862. Appointed 3rd Lieutenant on 
October 14, 1862. Hospitalized at Richmond, Virginia, November 25, 1862, with remittent
fever. Furloughed on January 2, 1863. Returned to duty prior to March 1, 1863. Reported 
present through December, 1863. Hospitalized at Richmond on May 16, 1864, with an 
unspecified complaint. Transferred to another hospital on May 17, 1864. Returned to duty 
on an unspecified date. Reported present in September-October, 1864. Resigned on March 
10, 1865. Reason he resigned not reported. Resignation accepted on March 21, 1865. 
(North Carolina Pension Records indicate that he was wounded at Fredericksburg, Virginia 
in 1863.)

Henry A. Clement (First_Last) 
Regiment Name 54 North Carolina Infantry 
Side Confederate  
Company  A  
Soldier's Rank_In  Corporal  
Soldier's Rank_Out  3 Lieutenant  
Alternate Name   
Film Number M230 roll 7 

54th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry 

54th Infantry Regiment was assembled at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in May, 
1862. The men were from the counties of Rowan, Burke, Cumberland, Northampton, Iredell, 
Guilford, Wilkes, Yadkin, Columbus, and Granville. It was assigned to General Law's, Hoke's, 
Godwin's, and W.G. Lewis' Brigade, Army of Northern Virgina. The 54th was engaged at 
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, then guarded prisoners captured at Winchester during the 
Pennsylvania Campaign. Later it took part in Bristoe and Mine Run campaigns, the conflicts at 
Plymouth and Drewry's Bluff, Early's Shenandoah Valley operations, and the Appomattox 
Campaign. This regiment lost 6 killed and 40 wounded at Fredericksburg, had 3 killed and 38 
wounded at Chancellorsville and 2 wounded and 306 missing at the Rappahannock River. It 
totalled about 700 men in July, 1864, and surrendered with 4 officers and 53 men of which 23 
were armed. The field officers were Colonels James C.S. McDowell, Kenneth M. Murchison, 
and John Wimbish; Lieutenant Colonel Anderson Ellis; and Major James A. Rogers. 

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