Richard T. Henderson

Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861

Born 1843

Died 1908

Buried Riverside Cemetery, Grant County Indiana

Private Henderson was promoted to Corporal on March 1st, 1862 then to Sergeant on November 1st, 1862. He was wounded and captured at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863 and then paroled on August 10th. By the fall of 1864 the ranks of the 19th Indiana were so depleted from combat casualties and sickness they were put into the 20th Indiana Infantry. Richard was put into Company I of that regiment were he was promoted to 1st. Lieutenant then finally to Captain when he mustered out of the service in July of 1865.


He filed for a pension in August of 1891.