Discussion in 'Civil War Uniforms & Relics' started by FiremarshalBill, Aug 18, 2016.
If you know his full name and unit, I can help you track.....
1858 Flying Eagle Cent.
his name was William Hendry sorry I do not know his unit
he also served with custer as a bat boy whitch iam not sure what that is he came home before custer went to fight the indians
Of course in baseball the bat boy takes care of equipment; in the contemporary British army every officer employed what was called a batman - NOT the superhero of that name! - who was usually an enlisted man from his command detailed (receiving extra pay) as his private manservant rather like a military butler. In the American army these were usually called orderlies. I'm sure this is being said in the English sense of the term, so he was more properly Custer's orderly.
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thanks for the information, that was my mistake I meant to say batman
I found 11 William Hendrys in the Union Army, do you know state served or state he resided prior to the war? I would assume he was cavalry since he served with Custer, but I've found that assumptions are just that.......
he was a Canadian from and lived around feaversham ont. this might help or might not
Does the bayonet have any markings on it?
No and since the bayonet is British, it may have been related to Canadian military duty, markings or none, on the piece would tell the tale.
is it possible he was one of the 11 he would have being 14 or 15 years old , the saber has markings I will get them to you thanks
I have two relics. One is a US Navy Soap box and a soldier's letter, written to his to his commander, while he was in the hospital at Georgetown, D.C. dated September 1862. I believe the soldier's commander was named Whittier. My father in law found them in a garage sale in Michigan. Both, the soap box and the letter is in really nice shape, except for the mirror in the soap box.
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