Sgt Henry T Crants

2 April 2019

22 year old Sergeant Henry T. Crants of the 23rd New York Infantry was wounded by a gunshot to his right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. He mustered out with the regiment in May 1863 but enlisted again, in the 22nd New York Cavalry, and was Quartermaster Sergeant of the regiment. He was captured at Reams’ Station, VA in June 1864 and died while a prisoner at Charleston, SC on 17 September – exactly two years after Antietam.

Crants’ photograph was posted on Flickr by Mike Fitzpatrick, from his collection.

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