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Henry W. Baldwin
Corporal Henry W. Baldwin; Company D, 117th New York Infantry

Henry W. Baldwin enlisted as a Private, at 18 years of age, on 06 August 1862 at Sangerfield, NY.
He was mustered into Company 'D' of the New York 117th Infantry Regiment on 13 August 1862.
He served 34 months in the 117th New York Infantry, 13 August 1862 to 08 June 1865.

While Henry W. Baldwin was in service, the 117th N.Y. Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles that had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • sieges against Fort Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, S.C., 18 July - 07 Sept 1863
  • Proctor’s Creek [Fort Darling], Va., 12-16 May 1864
  • Second Cold Harbor_II, Va. 01 - 12 June 1864
  • assault on and siege of Petersburg, Va., 15-18 June 1864
  • Chaffin's Farm [New Market Heights], Va., 28 - 30 Sept 1864
  • Assault and capture of Fort Fisher, N.C., 13 - 15 Jan 1865

    The 117th NY Infantry regiment was present at the surrender of of Johnston and his army at Bennett's House, Raleigh Station, 26 April 1865.

    Henry W. Baldwin was promoted to Corporal on 01 April 1865.

    Henry W. Baldwin was mustered out on 08 June 1865 at Raleigh, N.C.

    The CVGR reports Henry W. Baldwin's death date as 17 Aug 1887.

  • CVGR, Colorado Veterans' Grave Registrations, 1862-1949, cards available at the Colorado State Archive, Denver, CO.
  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
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