Pvt Henry Cheney
Henry Cheney name: Cheney, Henry
Rank: Pvt 
Branch: Union 
Regiment: Co. K, 12th Regiment, Vermont Infantry
Cemetery: Oakhill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
Service: -
Birth: age 81 Orange, Vermont
Death: 1/19/1885 La Pririe, Rock, Wisconsin
   Return  | Enlarge Photo | Print | Submit Article | Questions

Henry Cheny, farmer, Sec. 7; P.O. Janesville; born in Orange Co., Vt., in 1804; came to Wisconsin in 1840, locating in Waukesha Co., where he purchased a claim of 160 acres, and remained about five years; then moved to Johnstown, Rock Co., and bought a farm of 300 acres, which he sold in 1869, and moved to La Prairie, section 7, where he has now under cultivation seventy-five acres. Married, in April, 1828, Miss Melinda Cobb. They have had nine children - Theresa A., born Feb. 3, 1829, died Nov. 30, 1873; Harriet E., born Jan. 28, 1831, died May 30, 1860; Sylvester, born July 13, 1832; David H., born July 21, 1836; Clara B., born Feb. 17, 1839; William H., born Nov. 2, 1841; Leonard H., born April 16, 1844; M. F., born May 27, 1847; Sophronia, born May 3, 1850. Mr. Cheney has been Collector one year, Supervisor, four years, and Chairman, one year; Republican.

Source: The History of Rock County, Wis. (c)1879, pp. 833-834

  12th Regiment, Vermont Infantry1

Organized at Brattleboro October 4, 1862, for nine months. Moved to Washington, D. C., October 7-10, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to muster out.

SERVICE.-Camp on East Capital Hill, Washington, to October 30, 1862. Moved to Munson's Hill October 30, thence to Hunting Creek October 31. At Camp Vermont, near Hunting Creek, till December 12. Picket duty near Fairfax Court House December 12, 1862, to January 20, 1863. Defence of Fairfax Court House from attack by Stuart's Cavalry December 29, 1862. Duty at Wolf Run Shoals January 20 to May 1. Guard railroad at Warrenton Junction till May 7 and at Rappahannock Station till May 18. At Bristoe and Catlett's till June 1. At Union Mills till June 25. March to Gettysburg, Pa., June 25-July 1. Detached at Westminster as train guard till July 4. Guard prisoners to Baltimore July 4-6. Moved to Brattleboro July 6-9, and there mustered out July 14, 1863.

Lost by disease 2 Officers and 65 Enlisted men. Total 67.

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

Print | Return | Home | Rock Veteran's | RCGS