Henry K. Moss, 20th TN Infantry, Company B, captured at Nashville

Henry K. Moss, 45th TN and 20th TN Infantry

Henry K. Moss was about 19 years old when he enlisted January 7, 1862 at Camp Trousdale, as a private in Company A, 45th Tennessee Infantry, C.S.A. Before transferring to the 20th TN in March 1863 his military records show he was present for duty and thus likely saw action at Shiloh (Apr 62), and Stone’s River in late 62 and early 63.

On March 1, 1863 he transferred into Company B (Guthrie’s), 20th TN Infantry.  He was 5’9″, of  fair complexion, grey eyes and brown hair. He saw some serious action with the 20th TN, including Franklin (Jun 63), Hoover’s Gap (Jun 63), Missionary Ridge (Nov 63), Franklin (Nov 64) and Nashville (Dec 64).

At Franklin (Nov 30, 1864), the 20th TN was part of Tyler’s Brigade, Bate’s Division, Cheatham’s Corps

He was captured at the Nashville Dec 16th and taken to the military hospital in Louisville by Dec 20th. He was later exchanged and signed the Oath of Allegiance.

Henry H.K. Moss was from Triune, TN. After the Civil War he moved to Lewisburg, TN in Marshall Co. (1)

(1) The Williamson County Historical Society.

 Military record below sourced by Fold3.com

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