Thursday, January 29, 2015

Henry Crow, Connecticut.

Connecticut First Light Artillery, Regimental History.

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HENRY GROW, of Meriden; Age 23; Single; Enlisted Oct. 8 1861, mustered Sergt.; promoted Q. M. Sergt. May 5, 1863; re-enlisted Vet. Dec. 19, 1863; promoted Dec. 20, 1864; mustered out June 11, 1865.

Page 80., The first man in the Battery to be wounded was Sergeant Grow, who, in mounting cannon on that occasion, had his finger tip cut off. Comrade Grow later applied for a pension but it was not granted.

Page 271., The hot weather made bathing a luxury. Some very amusing stories are told of the practical jokes played on the comrades. One time. Comrade Hethcote Landon dived under the water and suddenly grabbed Henry Grow by the leg, crying, "Shark" in as frightened a voice as possible. Comrade Grow started for the shore very quickly, very badly scared, and nothing would ever induce him to enter the water again.

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