Age: 0, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 1st MO CAV
Service: 1st MO CAV
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Birth: 07/20/1822, Brattleboro, VT
Burial: Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
Marker/Plot: Block 39, Lot 604
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 108282815
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO
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Major Henry Townsley. --- We learn from the St. Louis Democrat that Henry Townsley, formerly of this village and well known to many of our readers, died at St. Louis Mo., on the 10th of this month, aged 38 yars. He entered the service of the United States at the beginning of the rebellion as a Captain in the 1st Missouri Cavalry. After more than a year's frontier service in Missouri and Arkansas, he was appointed Major of the same Regiment. Having lost by amputation a part of one of his limbs, and his health and constitution broken in the service, he resigned his commission some months since, and in Sept. last he returned with the camp dystenery which finally carried him off. One of the St. Louis Papers says of him:Major Townsley was a man possessed of qualities which endeared him to those under his command, as a genial companion, a strong friend, and a brave soldier. During the battle at Prairie Grove he exhibited great coolness, and proved himself to be in every way efficient in handling his men, and added greatly to the success of the struggle which history will place among the most desperate of the war. Major Townsley leaves no family but his widowed mother, for whom the tenderest affection and sympathy has always been exhibited, who mourns the loss of her son in the very prime of life.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, November 26, 1863.