Henry Calhoun Keasler (b. July 23, 1844, d. July 06, 1888)
Grave of Henry Calhoun Keasler - "Beloved father, farewell"
Henry Calhoun Keasler (son of Henry Keasler and Ealenor ?)2481, 2482, 2483, 2484, 2485, 2486, 2487 was born July 23, 1844 in South Carolina2488, 2489, 2490, 2491, 2492, 2493, and died July 06, 18882494, 2495, 2496, 2497.He married Nancy Henrietta Kesler on February 06, 1866 in Banks County, Georgia2498, 2499, 2500. Notes for Henry Calhoun Keasler: Information obtained from Henry's Compiled Service Records at the National Archives in Washington, DC (M267, Rolls 61, 114, 185, 386, & M347, Roll 214): Henry first enlisted into Company D, South Carolina Battalion of Artillery on February 13, 1861, at Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina, when he was only 16 years old.On May 17, 1861, Henry was transferred to Company H, 1st Regiment South Carolina Infantry, which was stationed in the Sullivan's Island/Ft. Moultrie area (near Ft. Sumter, South Carolina).Henry also served extra duty as Military Police during the month of January, 1862, and was discharged on February 13, 1862, after his one-year enlistment expired.Henry then re-enlisted into Company K, 4th Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers at Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina, on March 7, 1862, the same day as his friend (and future brother-in-law after the war) Hampton Riley Jones.They joined the same regiment and company as Henry's brother, David, who had enlisted almost a whole year earlier.On April 17, 1862, Henry was admitted to Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, but the reason was not stated.He was then sent to Huguenot Springs Hospital in nearby Powhattan County on May 8, 1862.During the reorganization of March - April 1862, Henry, Hampton, and David then became part of Company L of the Palmetto Sharp Shooters.In March and April of 1863, it was stated that Henry was "under arrest and in guard house" but the reason for the arrest was not stated.On January 21, 1864, Henry re-enlisted for the length of the war at Morristown, Tennessee.On March 8 - 14, 1864, Henry was admitted to Episcopal Church Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia, with a case of gonorrhea.On October 7, 1864, Henry was captured by Union Troops during the Battle of Darbytown Road outside of Richmond, Virginia, and taken to the Provost Marshal General at City Point (now Hopewell), Virginia.On October 21, 1864, Henry was to be sent to a prison camp in Illinois, but the next card dated October 22 stated that he was "to go to Northern Missouri", and then another card statedthat he was sent to Hannibal Missouri onOctober 24, 1864.I haven't been able to find out which campt he was sent to or when he was finally released. More About Henry Calhoun Keasler: Burial: Unknown, Kesler Family Cemetery, Banks County, Georgia.2501, 2502 Military service: February 13, 1861, Enlisted into South Carolina Battalion of Artillery for the Civil War..2503 Occupation 1: Farm Laborer.2504 Occupation 2: Farmer.2505 More About Henry Calhoun Keasler and Nancy Henrietta Kesler: Marriage: February 06, 1866, Banks County, Georgia.2506, 2507, 2508 Officiated By: William T. Martin, JIC.2509 Children of Henry Calhoun Keasler and Nancy Henrietta Kesler are: