Henry A Huntsinger

BirthFeb. 29, 1844
DeathOct. 24, 1927
CemeteryLiberty (Minden)
PostStrong (Minden)

Private Henry A Huntsinger

Company A, 48th Indiana Infantry

Huntsinger (also called Huntzinger) was born in St Joseph County, Indiana on February 29, 1844. He was living in Elkhart County, Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 6, 1861. Huntsinger served about 13 months before being discharged due to medical reasons.

The 48th Indiana Infantry was organized at Goshen, Indiana between December 5, 1861 and January 28, 1862. During Huntsinger’s enlistment was involved to two major battles. The unit lost 26 soldiers and 5 were wounded on September 19, 1862 at the Battle of Iuka (MS). Four soldiers and 5 were wounded during 2 days of combat (Octber 3-4, 1862) at the Battle of Corinth (MS). Private Huntsinger was one of the wounded soldiers. He lost his right eye and was hospitalized at Puducah, Kentucky. He was discharged on December 26, 1862.

Huntsinger died on October 24, 1927 at the age of 83 years. He is buried in the Liberty Cemetery in Minden (Kearney County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Valley Post (#156) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR). In addition, he was a member of the Strong Post (#91) of the GAR in Minden, Nebraska.

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