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Henry H. Dedrick papers

Identifier: MS-0332
Correspondence of Confederate soldier Henry H. Dedrick, a private in the 52nd Virginia Infantry Regiment. Bulk consists of letters to and from his wife, Mary E.A. Dedrick ("Lissa" or "Lizza"). Subjects include camp life, regimental activities, family and personal news, hardships endured by civilians. Letter of May 10-11, 1863 mentions wounding and death of Gen. Stonewall Jackson.


  • 1861 - 1865


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.25 Linear Feet (32 items)

Biographical / Historical

Henry H. Dedrick, was born in Rockingham Co., Virginia, 1836 May 17, and was a farmer in that county until the beginning of the war. He enlisted in the 52nd Virginia Infantry at Waynesboro, Virginia, July 15, 1861. The following is a summary of his service record: Present 11/1861-4/1862; reenlisted 5/1/1862; wounded in action at Cross Keys, 6/8/1862 and Gaines Mill, 6/27/1862; AWOL 7/18/1862-4/19/1863; fined all pay 7/18/1862-8/1/1863; present 7/3-27/1863; AWOL 7/27-10/1863; deserted to the enemy at Clarksburg, WVA on 10/24/1863, took oath and was sent north; physicial description- 5' 8", dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair. After the war, Dedrick returned to Virginia and was a farmer in Augusta County until his death there on November 10, 1921. He is buried in Sherando Methodist Church Cemetery.

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