Henry Hammonds

BirthJuly 20, 1847
DeathJune 14, 1931
CemeteryExeter (Exeter)
PostBrown (Bellwood)
Unit38th Indiana Infantry, Company I

Private Henry Hammonds

Company I, 38th Indiana Infantry

Hammonds (also spelled Hammond) was born in Kentucky on July 20, 1847. He was residing in Hardinsburg (Washington County), Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on October 4, 1861. Hammonds was 17 years old at the time of his enlistment. He re-enlisted on December 28, 1863 and served about 3 years and 9 months. He was discharged on July 15, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

The 38th Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered on New Albany, Indiana on September 18, 1861. During Hammonds’ tour of duty the regiment was involved in many major battles and military campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862). Regimental losses were 29 killed and 15 wounded.

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863). Regimental losses were 14 killed and 14 wounded on December 31, 1862.

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-21, 1863). Regimental losses were 14 killed and 6 wounded.

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

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

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

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Pursuit of General Hood into Alabama (October 3-26, 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) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Hammonds died on June 14, 1931 at the age of 83 years. He is buried in the Exeter Cemetery in Exeter (Fillmore County), Nebraska. Hammonds was a member of the Brown Post (#76) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Exeter.

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