Henry Creighton

BirthJan. 19, 1836
DeathMarch 26, 1936
CemeterySeward (Seward)
PostSeward (Seward)
Unit134th New York Infantry, Company E

Corporal Henry Creighton

Company E, 134th New York Infantry

Henry Creighton was born in New York City on January 19, 1836. He enlisted as a private on August 16, 1862 at Gilboa, New York. Creighton was mustered in on September 22, 1862. Creighton served about 33 months with the outfit. He was mustered out on June 10, 1865 at Bladensburg, Maryland.

The 134th New York Infantry was organized and mustered at Schoharie, New York on September 25, 1862. During Creighton’s enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and military campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Chancellorsville (VA) (May 1-5, 1863).

Battle of Gettysburg (PA) (July 1-3, 1863).

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

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

The Battle of Gettysburg was the most costly battle for the regiment. During the 3 days of fighting, the regiment lost 44 soldiers, 71 were wounded, and 21 were taken captive. Twelve members of the Regiment were wounded at the Battle of Resaca. Corporal Creighton was included in that group. The type of wound and his recovery time was not available.

With or without Creighton, the regiment was part of General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” and the Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Creighton died on March 26, 1936 at the age of 100 years. He is buried in the Seward Cemetery in Seward (Seward County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Seward Post (#3) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Seward.

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