William G. Henderson papers  1862-1863
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Henderson, William Gordon

Rank : Private

Regiment : 19th Connecticut Infantry Regiment, Co. F

Service : 1862-1863 May 4

William Gordon Henderson (c.1840-1863) was the son of Candice and Gordon W. Henderson of Litchfield, Connecticut. He enlisted in the 19th Connecticut Infantry, Co. F, in the autumn of 1862. The 19th Connecticut Infantry was stationed at Fort Worth, Virginia, and never engaged in battle. Henderson served with this regiment for only few months before becoming sick. He spent his final few months in a hospital near Alexandria, Virginia, and died on May 4, 1863. After Henderson's death, the 19th Connecticut Infantry was re-outfitted as the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery. Some sources misleadingly list Henderson as a member of this regiment.