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Monday, January 28, 2013

Military Monday – William Henry Jordan

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William Henry Jordan enlisted into Jas. C. Coit’s Company, Light Artillery (Chesterfield Light Artillery) South Carolina Volunteers on August 26, 1862. He was enlisted by James C. Coit for the duration of the war.

William Henry was the son of Enoch Jordan and Mary Horn. The 1860 Census for Chesterfield County shows the family without a father suggesting that Mary was a widow with six (6) children to raise. William Henry was the oldest male in the family; he had an older sister named Mary Ann.

William Henry Jordan’s  Civil War Record consists of a total of 8 images of which half are related to his admission to hospitals and ultimately his death at Howard Moore Hospital, Richmond, Virginia on July 29, 1863 of typhoid fever. [1]

William Henry Jordan was a mere 20 years old. I learned of William Henry Jordan through a glowing account of his short life expounded in his obituary from an on-line database. [2]



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[1] http://www.fold3.com/image/#20|77202200
[2] Obituary: The Charleston Mercury, November 16, 1863.

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