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John Henderson

John Henderson was born about 1842, the son of Benjamin and Mary Henderson of Spring Place.

The 1860 Census listed the family in Murray County as: Benjamin, age 53; Mary, age 46; James R., age 19; John, age 18; Sarah J., age 12; Mary E., age 10; Benjamin S., age 7; Henry J., age 4; and Nancy E. Henderson, age 1.

His Confederate Army service began in 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Company A, 39th Georgia Cummings Volunteers. He was taken prisoner by Union Army at Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1862 and exchanged in 1863. He died in fighting at Baker's Creek, Mississippi, May 16, 1863.


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