Henry Post was born August 29, 1839 in Wright, Schoharie County, NY to John J. Post (B. Aug 3, 1798, D. May 3, 1848) and Maria Ecker (B. Jan 24, 1802, D. Jan 18, 1864). He was one of seven children.
Marriage & Children
Henry married a woman named Emma C. They had at least one child, John Post who died on July 30, 1881 of scarlet fever at aged 7 years 9 months.
In 1855 Henry at the age of 15 years was working as a farm laborer for Henry William Weidman (B. Sept 29, 1820, D. Apr 29, 1900) and his wife Elizabeth Cass (B. Oct 16, 1823, D. Mar 22, 1905) in Berne, Albany County, NY.
|Place of Birth:||Berne, NY|
|Date of Birth:||29 Aug 1839|
|Names of Parents:||John I or J (Post) and Mariah Aker|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||4 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Albany, New York|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Wounded in Action on:||30 May 1864|
|Wounded at:||Petersburg, VA|
|Captured Date:||24 Aug 1864|
|Captured Place:||Reams Station, VA|
|Imprisoned Place:||Varina, VA|
|Released Date:||8 Oct 1864|
|Muster Out Date:||16 Jun 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Ft Federal Hill, Baltimore, MD|
|Additional Remarks: "Taken Prisoner at Reams Station Aug 25, 1864, Paroled Oct 8, 1864. Wounded in left side at North___? on May 34, 1864. Discharged June 19, 1865. P.O. Address Berne, Albany Co N.Y." Enlisted age 22. Henry was captured on August 24, 1864 at Reams Station, Va and imprisoned at Varina, Va. He was released on Oct 8, 1864. He incurred injuries of 3 broken ribs and a shell wound on his shin bone. He first filed a invalid pension request on October 17, 1879.|
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York For the Year 1897;1890 US Veterans Census Covington, Tioga Co, Pa; Civil War Pension Index at Ancestry.com; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
Henry Post died before December 1, 1890 when his wife Emma applied for his Civil War Pension.
The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa, Tuesday 28, 1890
Mr. Henry Post at Covington, Pa Oct 22, 1890 Henry Post aged 51."
Additional Research Notes
Personal War Sketches presented to General Mansfield Post #48 Mansfield GAR Department of Pennsylvania by Byrissa B. Butts 1896 "Henry Post born Schoharie Co, NY. Enlist Aug 4, 1862 private Co D. 7th NY Artillery discharge June 16, 1865 close of war..."...."
- The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa August 16, 1881, www.joycetice.com
- 1855 NY State Census, Berne, Albany Co, NY
- 1890 US Veterans Census, Covington, Tioga Co, Pa
- Butts, Byrissa B.,Personal War Sketches presented to General Mansfield Post #48 Mansfield GAR Department of Pennsylvania Published 1896, www.joycetice.com
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa, Tuesday 28, 1890, www.joycetice.com