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Re: Henry Tidwell (Confederate Soldier) Burial Site?
Posted by: John Lawson (ID *****5704) Date: July 11, 2011 at 09:35:12
In Reply to: Re: Henry Tidwell (Confederate Soldier) Burial Site? by Denise Morris of 2493

Hi Denise,
I was going through the old messages today and found this one. Since we wrote last, I found some more information concerning Sarah. In the 1860 Census, they moved from Georgia to Shoal Creek, Cherokee, North Carolina. In November, 1860, Henry has returned to Forsyth County and is married to Judah Gravitt (Hendrix) the widow of Gilford Gravitt. She had five children by Gilford Gravitt. In 1862, Henry joined Company E, 43rd Georgia Infantry. In May 16, 1863, he was captured at the Battle of Baker's Creek (Champion Hill). May 25, 1863, he arrived at Memphis as a POW, and then on to the Union Prison at Fort Delaware, Delaware (June 9, 1863). On July 3, 1863 he was paroled from Fort Delaware Prison and sent to City Point, VA for exchange on July 6th. He contracted the measles and Chronic Diarrhea while at Fort Delaware. He was released to go home and eventually died from the complications of his illness on August 30, 1863. It appears that Judah gave the kids to the Fowlers to raise. In 1891, she filed for his widow's pension. (I've posted the documents on my family tree @ - I think I sent you a link).

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