JOHN HARRISON HENDRICKS, Company "K"
(J?) Harrison Hendricks; 18; resident or enrolled at Wellsburg, W.Va.; mustered in 30 Aug 1862 at Wheeling, W.Va. Farmer born Brooke Co., W.Va. Died 8 Apr 1865 from exposure in Confederate prison.
John H. Hendricks; 20; resident or enrolled at Wellsburg, W.Va.; mustered in 30 Aug 1862 at Wheeling, W.Va. Born Brooke Co., W.Va. Transferred to Co. D, 10th W.Va. Vol. Infantry 16 Jun 1865, by order Major General Gibbon.
NOTE: Harrison Hendricks and John H. Hendricks are probably the same person. He died at home after his release from prison and his death was probably belatedly reported. By that time, his transfer to the 10th Infantry was probably already written. - Rebecca Hendricks filed for a pension based on her son's service (Appl. #290071; Cert. #320681).
John Harrison Hendricks was born January 3, 1844 in Brooke County, the first child of Edward and Rebecca Snyder Hendricks. He enlisted in the 12th Va. Volunteer Infantry on August 30, 1862, and served as a Private in Company K under Captains Thomas White and John B. Jester. He was reported missing in action on July 24, 1864 after the battle of Kernstown/2nd Winchester, and later was determined to have been among the 25-30 men captured by the Confederates and imprisoned at Danville, Va.
He was released from prison in late March or early April 1865, returned home to Brooke County and, five days later, on April 8, died as a result of "exposure and starvation while a prisoner in Danville, Va." Burial was in St. Johns Church Cemetery on April 10. The inscription on his headstone, now nearly illegible, reads, "John H. Hendricks, a member of Co K 12th Va V.I. Aged 21 yrs, 3 mos, 8 days."
His first cousin, John Hendricks Latimer, also from Brooke, served as a Private in Co. G, 1st (W)Va. Infantry (3-Mos. Service). He died in 1913 at age 74, and also is buried at St. Johns.