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 Notes 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.