Jesse R Henderson

This information is contributed by Charlie Weaver

Jesse R Henderson fought with the NC 30th Infantry Company E.

He died in Gordonsville, Virginia of pneumonia in March 1863. He is buried in an unmarked grave there.

J. R. Henderson (First_Last)
Regiment Name 30 North Carolina Infantry
Side Confederate
Company E
Soldier's Rank_In Private
Soldier's Rank_Out Private
Film Number M230 roll 17

30th Regiment, North Carolina Infantry

30th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, North Carolina, in October, 1861. The men were raised in the following counties: Sampson, Warren, Brunswick, Wake, Nash, Granville, Duplin, Edgecombe, Moore, and Mecklenburg. It served in the Department of North Carolina, then was assigned to General G.B. Anderson's, Ramseur's, and Cox's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia. The 30th saw action from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, marched with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and was involved in the Appomattox operations. The unit reported 30 killed and 137 wounded during the Seven Days' Battles, lost thirty-six percent of the 250 in the Maryland Campaign, and had 9 wounded at Fredericksburg. It sustained 125 casualties at Chancellorsville, lost sixteen percent of the 278 engaged at Gettysburg, and had 3 killed and 42 wounded on the Rappahannock River. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered 6 officers and 147 men. The field officers wre Colonel Francis M. Parker; Lieutenant Colonels Walter Draughan, James T. Kell, and William W. Sillers; and Major James C. Holmes.

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