Pvt. Henry W. Helvey

Company F, 8th Virginia Cavalry

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My Confederate Ancestor by David M. Green
My fourth great uncle was Henry W. Helvey.   He enlisted on 28 June 1862.  On 7 May 1864, he was captured and ended up at Camp Chase Prison in Columbus Ohio, where he remained a prisoner until he died of pnuemonia during the harsh winter on 23 January 1865.  He was just 22 years old.  His was buried there, so many miles from the home he had loved and defended.

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