Henry S Kaley

DeathAug. 25, 1881
CemeteryRed Cloud (Red Cloud)
PostKaley (Cowles)
Unit123rd Ohio Infantry, Company A

Sergeant Henry S Kaley

Company A, 123rd Ohio Infantry

Pioneer Corps

Kaley was born in 1844. He enlisted in the regiment as a sergeant on August 13, 1862. Kaley was mustered in on September 24, 1862. Kaley served with the regiment until January 1865. Sergeant Kaley was wounded on June 13, 1863 at the Battle of Winchester (VA). He transferred to the Pioneer Corps and served an undetermined tour of duty. The Pioneer Corps repaired roads, cleared obstructions, and built bridges.

Kaley’s 123rd Ohio Infantry suffered heavy casualties on June 15, 1863 at the Battle of Winchester (VA). Nine (9) soldiers were killed, 33 were wounded, and 380 were captured by Confederate forces. The prisoners were sent to the Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. The enlisted men were soon paroled and the officers remained for 11 additional months before they were released.

Kaley died on August 25, 1881 and is buried in the Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud (Webster County), Nebraska. The Kaley Post (#211) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Cowles, Nebraska is named for Sergeant Kaley.

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