Henry Hayes journal 1863-1864
Rank : Surgeon
Regiment : United States. Army--Artillery Regiment (Colored), 3rd (1863-1865)
Service : 1863?-1865?
Henry Hayes, a New Hampshire native who may briefly have studied medicine at Dartmouth College, appears to have secured a surgeon's commission with the 3rd U.S. Heavy Artillery (Colored) under the command of Col. Ignatz G. Kappner. Hayes joined the regiment, originally formed as the 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery (Colored) and formerly designated the 2nd U.S. Heavy Artillery (Colored), while they were performing garrison duty at Fort Pickering, Tenn., near Memphis. Hayes' primary duties during this comparatively uneventful time involved not only tending to the sick and wounded, but observing executions.