CDV ATTRIBUTED TO BE THAT OF DANIEL WEBSTER HENDRICKS OF THE 2ND VIRGINIA INFANTRY

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Image is a bust view of a young soldier wearing a dark slouch hat, dark overcoat, and a light shell jacket buttoned only at the throat.

Contrast and clarity are good. Paper and mount are also good with minor surface dirt.

Reverse is blank but for a modern pencil ID that reads “—NIEL WEBSTER HENDRICKS, CO. H, 2nd VA. INFANTRY. CO. D 12th VA. CAV.”

Records show that Hendricks was born on July 26, 1838 in Uvilla, West Virginia. He enlisted as a private in the 2nd Virginia Infantry at Duffields, Virginia on April 18, 1861.

Hendricks records show that on December 10, 1862 he joined Company D, of the 12th Virginia Cavalry. He listed as absent sick on September 15, 1863 but returned to duty on February 15, 1864. He was later paroled at Harper’s Ferry on April 18, 1865.

Hendricks obituary appearing in the Shepherdstown Register for January 20, 1910 states the following;

“AT THE BATTLE OF HIGH BRIDGE IN APRIL OF 1865… MAJ. JOHN KNOTT, HENDRICKS COMMANDING OFFICER, NEIGHBOR AND FRIEND, WAS SHOT AND KILLED. WHEN WORD OF THIS DISASTER REACHED MR. HENDRICKS, WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE BODY, LYING BETWEEN THE TWO OPPOSING LINES, WOULD LIKELY FIND AN UNKNOWN GRAVE, HE DETERMINED TO CARRY IT AWAY AND GIVE IT BURIAL. SECURING A HORSE HE BRAVELY MADE HIS WAY TO WHERE MAJOR KNOTT HAD FALLEN, AND REGARDLESS OF THE DANGER TO HIMSELF – AND HE WAS IN GRAVE PERIL- BORE THE BODY TO THE REAR OF THE CONFEDERATE LINES… DUE TO THE RETREAT OF THE CONFEDERATE FORCES IT WAS EVENING BEFORE MR. HENDRICKS COULD FASHION A COFFIN AND GIVE THE MAJOR A DESCENT BURIAL.”

Daniel Hendricks died in Duffields, Virginia in January of 1910.  [ad]  [ph:L]

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