Henry C. Henshaw

                                            ┌── Nathaniel Henshaw
                                            │    1769-1838 
                    ┌── Jefferson Henshaw ──┤
                    │    1803-1855          │
                    │                       └── Mary Redmond
                    │                           c1770-1814 
Henry C. Henshaw ───┤
B: 1843             │                       ┌── William Raymond
D: 1863             │                       │
                    └── Mary Raymond ───────┤
                        c1806-1855          │
                                            └── Mary Kellogg
Henry C. Henshaw     [ID 04853] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born 18431,2 [about 18453,4], Erie County, New York1,2.  

During the Civil War, Henry C. Henshaw served as a corporal in Company K, 100th New York State Volunteers.1,5  

On Oct 16 1861 Henry Henshaw, age 18, enlisted at Buffalo, New York as a private in Company K, 100th New York Infantry;2 promoted to full corporal on May 31 1862.2,6  

See also: Charles Henry Henshaw who also served, with Henry, in Company K, 100th New York Infantry.  

Henry C. Henshaw died Jul 31 1863, buried Aug 1 1863, Section 26, grave 17, Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina.1,2,3,5  

Henry died from wounds received in the Battle of Fort Wagner, South Carolina, on Jul 18 1863.3,7  His remains are buried at Beaufort, South Carolina3,7 (or Beaufort, North Carolina),2 but there is a grave Marker at Griffins Mills Cemetery, Aurora, Erie County, New York (lot 71, section 4).1,3,7  

See also: Henry H. Henshaw who reportedly died from wounds received on the same date, yet was in a West Virginia army, not New York.  There seems to be a conflict between these two Henry Henshaws.  


  1. Erie County, New York cemeteries; New York GenWeb:
  2. American Civil War Soldiers; http://www.ancestry.com.
  3. Contribution from Tom Henshaw.
  4. 1850 census, Aurora, Erie County, New York; roll M432-498, page 86, line #39, dwelling #1309, family #1324.
  5. "Roll of Honor: Civil War Union Soldiers";
    U.S. Quartermaster General's Office Feb 21 1868; www.genealogylibrary.com.
  6. U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles; http://www.ancestry.com.
  7. Contribution from Bonnie Endries () citing:
    gravestone, Griffins Mills Cemetery.

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