Capt Henry R. Deadwyler - Co. H

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The Elberton Star, March 30, 1889; Elberton, GA
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History of Co. H. 38th Ga. Reg.,
Gordon's Brigade.
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First Orderly Sargent Henry R. Deadwyler was always at his post. He was a brave and daring soldier, and as in every battle from the time he went out until his capture. By his brave and daring deeds, acting as courier under Gen. Gordon, at Masseset Hights, Fredericksburg, ... he was promoted Captain. Captain Deadwyler was much liked by his company, kind and generous to them and would protect them as far as the army regulations would permit.

He was captured the 12th day of May, '64 after leading his gallant company to the breastworks that had been, taken by the enemy. The regiment was ordered to hold the works at all hazards. The enemy re...ed and surrounded us, and at the same time captured Captain Deadwyler and eleven others of the company. The commander ..their way out, and made their escape to a new line in the rear of Horse Shoe Bend, where Gen. Lee was forming a line to meet the enemy as they advanced.

Capt. Deadwyler was carried to Fort Delaware, where he remained several months. He was then taken from there and carried to an island on the coast below Savannah, Ga., and put under the fire of Federal artillery for 45 days to be used as human shields (as one of the immortal six hundred). After the war he lived on his plantation near Martin's ferry on Broad river. He was one of Elbert's most successful and prosperous farmers. Some years ago he was taken with a lung disease, and after some months of painful suffering, he died, leaving a widow and several children.

Webbsboro, Elbert, Georgia

Name Age
Henry R. Deadwyler 42
Cornelia A. Deadwyler 42
Henry R. Deadwyler 18
Ida C. Deadwyler 16
Comos F. Deadwyler 14
Addie I. Deadwyler 12
Onnie L. Deadwyler 10
Albert Deadwyler 7
Cornelia A. Deadwyler 5
Sarah P. Deadwyler 2
Silvia Deadwyler 18
Joe D. Deadwyler 20
Oll Thornton 21
George Almond 21

Atlanta Constitution Newspaper
22 Apr 1885

Death of Mr. Henry R. Deadwyler. Elberton, Ga., April 21 - Mr. Henry Deadwyler, a prominent citizen of the county, died this morning at 6 o'clock, of consumption. Mr. Deadwyler has been master of the state grange for a
considerable time, was a very successful farmer and a useful citizen. He leaves a wife and a large family of children to mourn his loss. He was a prominent member of the Baptist church at Davis creek, near which place he will be buried.

Additional Comments: Elbert Co. marriage records show Henry R. Deadwyler and Cornelia A. Willis were married on 22 Jan 1861. The cemetery book of the Elbert Co. Historical Society shows that Henry R. Deadwyler, born 21 Nov 1838, died 20 Apr 1885, and Cornelia Deadwyler, born 22 Sep 1840, died 26 Apr 1922, daughter of James Willis, both buried in the Deadwyler cemetery.

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