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Henry Asbury Cole (1844 - 1923)

Henry Asbury Cole
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Died in Mississippi, USAmap
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Biography

Henry Asbury Cole was too young to enlist when most men of Black Hawk went off to war. He was able to join Company A, "Neil's Guards" which was raised in Carroll County in 1861. This company was part of the 30th Mississippi Regiment. He joined the regiment on the eve of the Battle of Lookout Mountain, near Chattanooga, TN on Nov 23, 1863.

In this battle, a strong force of 3 Union divisions moved against Lookout Mountain from the West. The mountain was defended by one Confederate division but only General Walthall's Brigade and portion of one more brigade were in position on the western slope of the mountain. The Confederates were over-run and fell back around the north face of the mountain and held on until night-fall.

Out of his original 1500-men, Gen. Walthall's brigade lost 8 killed, 42 wounded, and 845 missing. Company A of the 30th Mississippi lost 1 officer, 1 NCO and 2 slightly wounded with 14 men missing. Pvt Henry Cole was one of those captured and taken to Rock Island Prison in Illinois.

His brother, Robert E. Cole, joined the 22nd Mississippi Regiment and died at camp in Kentucky due to sickness on 1 December 1861--very early in the war. His father, Richard W. Cole, joined the 5th Mississippi Cavalry in the summer of 1863 and was killed at the Battle of Fort Pillow on 12 April 1864.

Henry A. Cole survived the war and returned to Black Hawk, Carroll County, MS. His brother Richard Bascum Cole moved to Texas and his lineage grew. In later life, Henry Cole lived with his daughter. On three occasions he visited the Confederate Veteran's hospital at Beauvoir. After he died, he was buried at Beauvoir, the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis located in Bilouxi, MS.

My webpage entitled: The Saga of Henry A. Cole and Family is a brief article about the family of Henry Cole and their service during the Civil War. It includes a simple family tree to show the son-in-laws and a connection to the TUCKER family. It contains references to sources.

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Henry Cole served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: Nov 22, 1863
Mustered out: Apr 19, 1865
Side: CSA
Regiment(s): 30 Mississippi Regiment


Sources

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"Beauvoir Cemetery Records"; Greenwood Public Library, Greenwood Miss. (donated by me)

Letter dated July 20, 1964; signed by W. A. Blackledge, Manager; Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Shrine; Bilouxi, MS.

"12 April: A Civil War Novel", by Gary Cole. A novel about the family of Robert W. Cole during the Civil war. 1400 footnotes.

"Military Annals of Carroll County", copy in Greenwood Public Library.

The Saga of Henry A. Cole and Family webpage by Steve Cole. [[2]]

Rowland's History of 30th Mississippi Regiment , webpage by Steve Cole [[3]]


"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4LH-NVK : 4 April 2020), Veney J Cole in household of Richard Cole, Choctaw county, Choctaw, Mississippi, United States; citing family 103, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).



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Henry's headstone at Beauvoir is marked with the incorrect regiment. It lists 37th Mississippi Regiment but instead it should be 30th Mississippi Regiment.

I wrote Beauvoir and they confirmed that Henry Cole visited the hospital 3 times and was buried there. They mistakenly pulled up the records for another Henry Cole.

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"Henry Asbury Cole

04 Nov 1844 1 Black Hawk, Miss 1 Burial: Burial Date: 1923 1 Burial Place: Biloxi, Miss 1 Residence: Place: Rock Island Prison, Rock Island, Illinois 1 From: 14 Dec 1863 1 To: 02 Mar 1865 1 Residence: Place: Black Hawk, Miss 1 From: 1844 1 To: 1900 1

Birth: Mother: Eliza 1 Father: Richard W. Cole 1

Civil War (Confederate) 1

Branch: Confederate Army 1 Rank: Private 1 Service Start Date: 22 Nov 1863 1 Service End Date: April 1865 1

Employment: Employer: Confederate Army 1 Position: 30 Miss Regiment 1 Start Date: 22 Nov 1863 1 End Date: 01 Apr 1865 1 Returned to Hospital in April 1865: Richmond, VA 1 Prisoner of War, Rock Island Camp: Rock Island, Illinois 1."

http://www.fold3.com/page/110259257_henry_asbury_cole/details/

"Henry Asbury Cole

B: 4 Nov 1844 Choctaw county, MS

M: Sarah Tucker

Buried at Beauvoir, Jeff Davis Home. Pension Application 1920 Records from Beauvoir & Obituary."

http://www.custermen.com/Cole/Menu.htm

"A couple of years after the war, Henry married the widow Sarah Land Tucker."

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=10185687

posted by Jeffrey Evans
Henry A. Cole survived the war. He returned to Black Hawk, Carroll County, MS to live. His brother Richard Bascum Cole moved to Texas and his lineage grew.

In later life, Henry Cole lived with his daughter. On three occasions he visited the Confederate Veteran's hospital at Beauvoir. After he died, he was buried at Beauvoir, the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis located in Bilouxi, MS.

posted by Steve Cole
Lineage of Henry A Cole

son of Richard W. Cole (1819-1864) William Bibb Cole, Jr (1795-1857) William Bibb Cole, Sr (1768-1859) William Cole (1742-1798) Richard Cole (1717-1781) Col. William Cole (1692-1727) Hon. William Cole (1638-1694) William Cole (1598-1664) who arrived in Jamestown, VA in 1618 on board the Neptune.

posted by Steve Cole
Henry was son of Richard W. Cole of Black Hawk, Carroll County, MS. Richard W. Cole moved to Carroll County in the mid-1840's. Richard Cole was killed in action at the Battle of Fort Pillow, TN, on April 12, 1864 but there is no record of where the few Confederate soldiers were buried.

Henry A. Cole joined the 30th Mississippi Regiment and was taken prisoner at Battle of Lookout Mtn, near Chattanooga, TN on Nov 23, 1863. His brother, Robert E. Cole, joined the 22nd Mississippi Regiment and died at camp in Kentucky due to sickness on 1 December 1861--very early in the war.

posted by Steve Cole