Henry Hinson

Henry W. Hinson (1840 - 1917)

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Private Henry W. "John Douglass" Hinson
Born in Maryland, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
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Henry W. Hinson a.k.a. John Douglass was born about 1840 in Maryland[1]. He served with the famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War.


  • 1896: Contractor
  • 1892, 1913: Whitewasher
  • 1887-1894, 1897, 1899: Laborer
  • 1880: Waiter
  • 1863: Farmer


  • 1913: 1328 Dorrance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1899: 3118 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1896-1897: 3957 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1894: 3620 Lewis, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1892: 3929 Ludlow, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1890: 4214 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US Veterans Schedules)
  • 1887: 4104 Ludlow, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1880: 250 Brier Place, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife and children
  • 1863: Unionville, Pennsylvania (military enlistment)

Military Service

During the Civil War, he served as a Private under the alias "John Douglass" in Company B of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the second[2] regiment in the United States made up entirely of enlisted men of color. He was about 23 years old, single and working as a farmer when he enlisted on 11 March 1863 in Unionville, Pennsylvania. Mustered out 20 August 1865 with his regiment.


He passed away in 1917 and is buried at Philadelphia National Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


  • 1880: Black



  1. death certificate, 1880 federal census
  2. and the first with federal recognition; the 1st Kansas Colored Volunteer Infantry regiment was against the wishes of the Secretary of War and filled only six companies, but did see action a full year before the 54th
  • 1880 United States Federal Census Year: 1880; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1171; Page: 390D; Enumeration District: 142
  • 1887, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1897, 1899, 1913 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania city directories
  • 1890 United States Veterans Schedules for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Emilio, Luis Fenollosa. History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865, Boston, Massachusetts: Boston Book Co., 1891 (1st ed.) and 1894 (2nd ed.)
  • Find A Grave: Memorial # 2542856
  • Pennsylvania Death Certificate

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1890 Veterans Schedules for Philadelphia, PA
1890 Veterans Schedules for Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania death certificate for Henry Hinson
Pennsylvania death certificate for Henry Hinson


Rejected matches › Henry Lee Douglas (1847-)