Henry McCoun Sackett

FatherSamuel Bailey Sackett (1805-1887)
MotherElisabeth Townsend McCoun (c 1810-c 1886)
Death1862, Fair Oaks, VirginiaG,1
Henry McCoun Sackett, son of Samuel Bailey Sackett and Elisabeth Townsend McCoun, was born in 1840.1 He died aged 22 in Fair Oaks, VirginiaG, on 3 May 1862.1
     Henry Sackett served as a Unionist soldier in the American Civil War. He enlisted in July 1861 in the 56th Regiment, New York Infantry, and was promoted to Sergeant later that year. He was killed in action at Fair Oaks, Virginia, in May 1862, and was buried where he fell.2
Henry McCoun Sackett ... was at commencement of war for preservation of the Union, employed as a clerk on a passenger and freight barge plying between Newburgh, N. Y., and New York City. He enlisted, July 16, 1861, at Middletown Orange County, N. Y., in Co. "E," 56th Regt. N. Y. S. Vols., commanded by Capt. William J. Williams (a graduate of the West Point Military Academy), to serve 3 years. The records of his regiment show that on Sept. 1, following his enlistment, he was mustered as a sergeant of his company, and that on Dec. 1 of same year he was promoted to first sergeant. He was killed in action at Fair Oaks, May 3, 1862, and was buried where he fell, in the same grove with his captain, who was killed at same time.

—Weygant, The Sacketts of America

 Notes & Citations

  1. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "2452. Henry McCoun Sackett, d. in 1862, unmarried."
  2. Website American Civil War database (National Park Service) (www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/index.html), "Sackett, Henry M C, Union, 56th Regiment, New York Infantry."
Appears inSacketts in the Military
Sackett line7th great-grandson of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet
ChartsLine 3a (American)
Last Edited5 Jul 2012

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