Henry C. Jerauld (Jeraould)
As provided to the 80th Indiana
As enhanced by Deep Vee
This photo shows him wearing a striped civilian tie with his navy blue
Union Army officer's coat, which bears the insignia ('shoulder straps') of a 1st Lieutenant.
A folded handkerchief protrudes from his front pocket and the chain
attached to his pocket watch can just be seen through the opening of his
coat. Not visible are the handwritten words "Yours
Truly H. C. Jeraud" that appear on the front of the cardstock
that this photo is mounted on. It is believed that Lieut.
Jerauld had this 'image' taken sometime between February 1863 and March
1864. An electronic copy of the original,
and written permission to post it on the 80th Indiana website, were provided courtesy of
Brian and Triva
Henry was a resident of Patoka in Gibson County, Indiana when he enlisted in what became Company A of the 80th Indiana. Jesse was mustered into the Union Army at the rank of 3rd Sergeant for a 3 year term of service on September 4, 1862 at Camp Gibson near Princeton, Indiana. On February 17, 1863 he was commissioned by Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton to be the new 1st Lieutenant of Co. A, and was mustered into the Army at that rank on April 3, 1863. He replaced 1st Lieut. Jesse C. Kimball who resigned his commission and left the army due to ill health. A year later Lieut. Jerauld also left the army after having resigned his commission effective March 18, 1864.
With the information on this page it is possible to order a copy of this soldier's military service records, and his pension records if any exist, from the US National Archives and Records Administration. Please note that Henry's last name is spelled "Jerauld" and "Jerould" in the regimental descriptive rolls (see below). If you do order his records, then please consider sending a copy of what you receive to the 80th's Webmaster so that more details about his service can be added to this site. All such contributions will be credited to the donor, by name, on the list of Modern 80th Indiana Volunteers. Thank you for your consideration.
Source: Regimental Descriptive Rolls, 1861-1865, Volumes III, IV, and VIII, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana (Indianapolis, Indiana, 1866).
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