Henry H Gates

BirthFeb. 5, 1843
DeathNov. 6, 1933
CemeteryTekamah (Tekamah)
PostBoomer (Tekamah)
Unit92nd Illinois Infantry, Company G

Private Henry H Gates

Company G, 92nd Illinois Infantry

Company I, 65th Illinois Infantry

Gates was born in Stephenson County, Illinois on February 5, 1843. He was residing in Wadams (Stephenson County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on December 19, 1863. He was mustered on January 18, 1864 and served about 1 year and 5 months. Gates transferred to the 65th Illinois Infantry on June 21, 1865 and served less than 1 month. He was discharged on July 13, 1865.

Gates joined the regiment in the first half of 1864. During his enlistment the regiment was involved in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May-September 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) (April 26, 1865) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee.

The regiment was mustered out on July 10, 1865. Some of the members were transferred to the 65th Illinois Infantry and served several weeks.

Gates died on November 6, 1933 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Tekamah Cemetery in Tekamah (Burt County), Nebraska. Gates was a member of the Boomer Post (#118) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Tekamah.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.