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HENRY R. McCORD, Companies "A", "C", "G"

Compiled by Linda Fluharty

McCORD, HENRY R., 1st Lieutenant & Adjutant, Companies "A", "C", "G", 12th Regiment W.Va. Infantry Volunteers. Commissioned 01 Feb 1865; mustered out 16 Jun 1865. Was 28 years of age at date of muster in as a private in Company "G"; promoted to 1st Sergeant 25 Aug 1862; promoted to Sergeant-Major 10 Jan 1864 and transferred to Non-Commissioned Staff. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 24 Oct 1864, and transferred to Company "C" vice Whittingham promoted; promoted to 1st Lieutenant & Adjutant 06 Feb 1865, and transferred to Field & Staff, vice Caldwell resigned or mustered out. Mustered out at Richmond, Virginia.

Henry was born in Shenandoah County, Va. the son of William & Sarah. He was residing in Harrison County, W.Va. when on 16 Feb 1871, at age 37, he married Hannah J. Miner, 27, born Greene County, Pa., the daughter of Robert & Harriett.(Harrison County, W. va. Marriages.)

From H. H. Hardesty's History of Harrison County:
HENRY R. McCORD - is a Virginian born in Shenandoah county, Noember 18, 1833, a son of William and Sarah (Ritenour) McCord. In 1855 with his mother he made his home in harrison county, and when the war was in progress between the States he entered as a private, August 27, 1862, in Company G, 12th West virginia Infantry, and served until honorably discharged at the close of the war. He was promoted through the grades of first sergeant, sergeant-major, second lieutenant of Company C, to adjutant, with which rank he mustered out. February 16, 1871, in Harrison county, were spoken the words joining in one the lives of Henry R. McCord and Hannah J, Minor, and they have two children, born: Pleasant M., June 26, 1872; Robert W., February 26, 1876. The wife of Mr. McCord, born March 30, 1843, in Greene county, Pennsylvania was a daughter of Robert and Harriet (Myers) Minor, natives of Greene county. Her father was born April 11, 1817, her mother October 16, 1822, and they came to Harrison county in 1843; here the mother died February 18, 1869. William McCord was born in Shenandoah county, Virginia, at Woodstock, and he died in that county in 1838. His widow, now living in Harrison county, was born in Rappahannock county, Virginia. Henry R. McCord is a farmer and grazier of Simpson district, with address at Clarksburg, Harrison county, West Virginia.

Class I medal and Epaulets (PHOTO) in possession of David Aeberl.