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Baumgardner, Henry J.



Civil War Veteran Passes Away
At Home In Barboursville
After Long illness

   Henry Jefferson Baumgardner, 82 years old, well known and highly esteemed resident of Cabell county, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. B. Black, 1457 Third avenue, yesterday morning after a lingering illness.
   Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Episcopal church, south, at Barboursville, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. interment will be in a nearby cemetery.
   Mr. Baumgardner was attending Lebanon University when the Civil war broke out and he enlisted in the Union army. He was the only one of 21 close relatives to cast his lot with the North, all of his brothers and other close relatives enlisting in the Confederate army. First promoted to corporal, he was afterwards elevated to the post of a brevet lieutenant on the field of action. He was wounded at Fredericksburg, Md., a month before the battle of Gettysburg, losing the use of one arm.
   For many years he was secretary of the G.A.R. post at Proctorville.
   Eight of nine children survive him. They are Mrs. A. J. Gebhart, W. H. Baumgardner, Mrs. Frank Ball, Frank Baumgardner, Mrs. Thomas Black, Mrs. George McComas, Mrs. Basil Turley and Mrs. Lewis Ward. One sister and six brothers also survive: Mrs. W. T. Warden, John Addison Baumgardner, William P. Baumgardner, W. A. Baumgardner, C. Baumgardner, V. Baumgardner and G. Baumgardner.
   He maintained an active interest in educational and religious work throughout his long life, and was an elder in the Kuhn Memorial church at Barboursville.
   Active pallbearers will be Mr. Jones, James Brady, J. F. Updyke, James H. Harshbarger and C. L. Harshbarger.
   Honary pallbearers will be Virgil Hall, John H. Bowen, J. W. Greer, Dr. C. H. Morris, I. J. Harshbarger, T. J. Berkley, J. H. Barton, Jacob Schultz, William Miller, W. B. Miller and George Miller.

-The Huntington Herald-Dispatch, Thursday Morning, June 17, 1926

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