Lt Henry J McDonald

7 April 2019

Lieutenant Henry J McDonald mustered as First Sergeant of Company A, 11th Connecticut Infnatry onOctober 1861 but was First Lieutenant when he was wounded in the left arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. He was Captain of Company D when he was captured in May 1864 and was a prisoner into February 1865. He was afterward Major and Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment, and finally mustered out on 21 December 1865.

He farmed in Iowa until 1882 and was then a traveling barbed wire salesman to 1898.

His photograph is in the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection, online from the Historical Data Systems database.

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