Henry Henrotin
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Henry HENROTIN
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Illinois
"Taylor's Battery"  Illinois Volunteers Artillery
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Battery B "Taylor's Battery", 16 July, 1861 as a Private

Discharged

wounded 22 May 1863, Vicksburg, MS, died of wounds on 28 May 1863

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A son of the Belgian Consul at Chicago killed at Vicksburg

On Sunday, Mr. Henrotin, Belgian Consul at this city, received the sad news of the death of his eldest son Henry, a volunteer in Co. B,  Chicago Battery. He was killed in the works around Vicksburg, being picked off by one of the enmy's sharpsooters, while on duty.
The ball entered the forehead above the left eye, and passed out above the left ear, not killing him instantly, but leaving him in a cruel agony that lasted about four hours, when he expired. Young Henrotin had attained his twenty-second year, and enlisted in the very beginning of this war. He fought at the battles of New Madrid, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, and at the storming of Arkansas Post, capturing the colors of a Texas regiment.
The battery loses in him a worthy member and a good soldier. The bereaved family will receive the sympathies of the entire community. We understand the t Mr. Henrotin has gone to Vicksburg to bring the body to this city for interment.

 
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1892 Febr. 1 Mother 540132 364142  
         
         

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- Chicago Tribune, June 9, 1863