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  Henry Heth (1825-1899)
Henry Heth (December 16, 1825 - September 27, 1899) was a career U.S. Army officer and a Confederate general in the American Civil War.
Heth was born in Chesterfield County, Virginia, a cousin of George Pickett.
Heth's decision to deploy his two brigades before the arrival of the rest of his division was an error as well; they were repulsed in hard fighting against a crack division of the Army of the Potomac's I Corps, including the famously tenacious Iron Brigade.
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 And Then A.P. Hill Came Up - Biography of Henry Heth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Henry Heth, a boyhood friend of A.P. Hill, was born on December 16, 1825 in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
Heth was a bystander to the rest of the battle, remaining on the field, but probably suffering from a concussion, he did not actually command his division in the ill-fated July 3 attack; command devolved upon General J.J. Pettigrew who was killed on the retreat back to Virginia.
Heth served in all the subsequent battles of the Army of Northern Virginia.
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 Henry Heth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Henry Heth (December 16, 1825 – September 27, 1899) was a career U.S. Army officer and a Confederate general in the American Civil War.
Heth graduated from the United States Military Academy at the bottom of his class in 1847; he was wounded at West Point in 1846 with a bayonet stab to his leg.
Harry Heth commanded his division through the 1864 Overland Campaign, the Siege of Petersburg, and the retreat of the Appomattox Campaign to Appomattox Court House, where he surrendered with Lee on April 9, 1865.
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 Gray Forces Defeated in Battle of Lewisburg
Heth's artillery began bombarding the town and the Union camp on the opposite bluff, across the depression of the town proper which one gave Lewisburg the nickname of "Saucer Village."
Heth's men on his left were in heavy timber out towards the home of the late Harry Frazier.
Some of Heth's soldiers were outspoken in their censure of him, and, indeed, even today you can find people who blame him for the failure to recapture the town.
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 Henry Heth Biography (From the Confederate Military History)
An uncle of his, Col. William Heth, fought at Quebec under General Montgomery and was distinguished in the revolutionary war.
Henry Heth was educated at the United States military academy, and graduated in 1847 with the rank of brevet second lieutenant of the Second infantry.
Heth attacked the Federals under Reynolds the next day, and fought a desperate battle, a worthy opening of the great three days' struggle, in which he lost in twenty-five minutes 2,700 out of 7,000 men, and half his officers, and was himself severely wounded.
www.civilwarhome.com /CHMhethbio.htm   (797 words)

  
 Henry Heth in James S. Robbins' Last In Their Class
Henry Heth’s disciplinary record was impressively long, filling three and a half folio pages.
Heth’s first roommate was Augustus H. Seward, son of William H. Seward, recently Governor of New York, later a Senator and Secretary of State under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson (while in the latter capacity negotiating the purchase of Alaska from Russia, known then as “Seward’s Folly”).
Heth was matched up with a tall, handsome and respectable cadet from Indiana named Ambrose Everett Burnside.
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 This Week in the Civil War July 01,1863 Gettysburg Supplement
And second, many of his general officers are newly promoted and untried in their current commands; most especially, Henry Heth and Robert Rodes at the divisional level, and Archer, Davis, and Iverson on the brigade level.
It is Heth who ignites the battle, and Rodes who eagerly joins in, despite Lee's desire to avoid "a general engagement" before his entire army is in position.
Heth's goal is to capture a supply of shoes which Jubal Early's men were rumored to have overlooked when it had passed through the town several days earlier.
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 Orderly Book of Major William Heth of the Third Virginia Regiment, May 15 - July 1, 1777   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Of the sisters of William Heth, Mary became the wife of one of his army comrades, Captain Robert Porterfield, subsequently general of the State militia, and Anne or Nancy, the wife of another, Lieutenant Josiah Tannehill, subsequently colonel of militia.
Colonel Heth was one of the delegates from Virginia to the convention which met in Philadelphia May 4, 1784, and organized the General Society of the Cincinnati ; and he was also one of those who met at Fredericksburg, Virginia, October 6, 1783, and organized the Virginia branch of the Society.
Colonel Heth referred the matter to the courts, where the legal decision was in his favor, and he received a receipt from the government in full and final satisfaction of his accounts.
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 Day One
The story goes that Confederate Major General Henry Heth, commanding a division in A.P.Hill’s corps, ordered one of his brigades to go into Gettysburg to search for supplies, as it was thought that a large store of shoes had been deposited in the town.
However, Heth and Hill considered that their chances of brushing aside what elements of the Union army that had thus far arrived in the town better than average, and ordered their men forward.
Heth was wounded, and one of his brigade commanders, Brigadier General James J. Archer was captured.
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 Gettysburg: The Morning of July 1
And his would-be adversary, General Henry Heth, was anxious to push Buford away from Gettysburg.
Heth's division comprised roughly 7,500 men, quite a strong force for reconnaissance and so-called foraging.
Once Heth reached Herr Ridge, about a thousand yards west of McPherson's Ridge, he spotted what he could decipher as the main line of Union cavalry.
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 The Offical New Website of the  22nd Virginia Infantry Regiment
During the early part of 1862, after the Romney Campaign, General Floyd was transferred to Tennessee and Colonel Henry Heth of the 45th Virginia Regiment was given temporary command of the Army of New River or what would be known as Western Virginia.
General Heth, though criticized for the defeat at Lewisburg, was not found culpable by the authorities in Richmond.
Henry Robinson, artillery, and Dr. Hunter, chief medical director of my command, for his care of the sick and his energy in securing captured medical stores; Captains [T. H.] Stamps, [G. G.] Otey, [William M.] Lowry, and [G. Chapman, and Lieutenant [David N.] Walker, of the artillery, all deserve especial mention.
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 Henry Heth Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Graduating at the very bottom of his 1847 class at West Point, Henry Heth served 14 years on frontier duty before resigning his infantry captaincy on April 25, 1861, to serve his native Virginia.
At the request of Robert E. Lee, who called the brigadier by his first name, allegedly the only case of Lee doing this with his generals, Heth was transferred to the Army of Northern Virginia.
Commanding a Virginia brigade he fought at Chancellorsville and was in command of the division until wounded.
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 35th Georgia at Chancellorsville
From Heth's report we do know that Hill's front, from left to right, was Thomas, Pender, Lane, (a road) McGowan and Archer, with Heth's brigade under Brockenbrough in reserve in the middle.
Heth, who was in temporary command of Hill's Division, reported "Generals Pender and Thomas, on the left, found the enemy posted behind a breastwork of logs and brush, immediately in their front, at a distance of about 150 yards.
The brigade was placed in position by General Heth, commanding division, on the extreme left and front, on the left of the Plank road leading to Fredericksburg and near Chancellorsville, where we remained until daylight.
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 Bridges and Tunnels of Allegheny County and Pittsburgh, PA - Heth's Run Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This trio of bridges is noted for it ingenious use of cantilever construction to build a self-anchoring suspension structure in which the eyebar catenaries are supported by the rigid piers rather than anchorages at the portals.
The plaque is not entirely accurate; Heth's land did not extend as far as the bridge.
Over the course of the years, the Heth's Run ravine was acquired by the City of Pittsburgh for storage facilities, recycling and waste disposal, and dumping of excess dirt.
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 RCWRT News Letter for October 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The subject of Bergeron's presentation, Henry Heth, was a native of Chesterfield County.
Heth is perhaps best known among Civil War enthusiasts as a division commander in General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and whose troops brought on the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863.
During the Petersburg Campaign, 1864-1865, Heth and his division played a pivotal role in the defense of the Cockade City.
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 GDG- Henry Heth"Begging to report sir. The situationis veryconfuse!"
Heth and Hill likely both were surprised when > > these two cavalry brigades wouldn't leave but instead decide to put up a > > knock down drag out fight.
It's only in 20/20 hindsight we can see that the > > reason they didn't run was because they were expecting...make that praying > > that the 1st Corps is going to show up and save their bacon.
But Heth and > > Hill don't know that and likely haven't see so few cavalry behave this way > > and make such a determined stand like this before.
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 Bethany Prykucki
TOPIC SENTENCE: The coal mines owned by Henry Heth, as early as 1810, employed slaves to perform tasks in the mines requiring all types of skills.
  Henry Heth owned many hands to work in his mines, however he advertised in 1810 that he would like to have thirty or forty African-American men work for him, to whom a liberal price would be given.
  Heth’s coal mines permitted the laborers to earn money by working after their shift was through to earn extra money, with which they kept for their own personal use.
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 Forums at the Society - "The First Sioux War"
Two officers are John Buford and Henry Heth who opposed each other later at Gettysburg on the first day.
Because of a lack of cavalry for the expedition, Harney had Heth mount his company of the 10th Infantry at Fort Leavenworth on ponies bought from the Sac and Fox Indians.
I left the book at work but I remember that the company that was mounted on the Indian ponies was posted in a position to block an avenue of escape for the Indians in the village.
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 Henry Heth
Henry Heth, C. Army, commanding brigade and Ambrose P. Hill's division, respectively.
Lane's brigade, supported by the Fortieth and Forty-seventh Virginia Regiments (Heth's brigade), and McGowan's brigade advanced and charged the enemy behind his breastworks, who was supported by twenty-nine pieces of artillery.
The brigades of Lane, McGowan, and a portion of Heth's (Colonel [J. M.] Brockenbrough commanding), notwithstanding, drove the enemy from his works and held them for some time, but were finally compelled to fall back, which was unavoidable from the course that affairs had assumed on the right of the line.
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 The Battle of Gettysburg - Day 1
After the discovery on June 30 that Gettysburg was occupied by Brigadier General John Buford's division of Federal cavalry, the Confederates on July 1 sent the divisions of Major General Henry Heth and Major General William Pender of Hill's Corps, down the Chambersburg Road to drive Buford away and occupy Gettysburg.
In the face of Buford's resistance, Heth pushed on cautiously until he reached a point about two miles west of Gettysburg.
The day's action had resulted in a Confederate victory, but Federal forces held onto the high ground south of Gettysburg, where their position was soon strengthened by reinforcements.
www.personal.psu.edu /staff/k/a/kab4/WebPro_Projects/ist6773/day1.htm   (392 words)

  
 Heth Family Genealogy Forum
Re: Heth's in Wisconsin - Greg Claypool 10/10/01
Heth of upstate (LEWIS County) New York - Daniel A. Terrill 5/22/01
Re: William Henry Heth and dau, Ida Maud Heth - Henry David Laughlin III 3/05/99
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 Battle of Lewisburg
General Heth had pushed forward six pieces of artillery, and was throwing round shot and shell into our camp and into the ranks of our troops as they passed through the streets of the town, many of the shells striking the dwellings.
While Lieutenant-Colonel Clarke pushed steadily up the slope of the hill in the face of a severe fire Colonel Gilbert was also advancing on the right flank and by a vigorous movement succeeded in capturing four pieces of artillery, one of which was loaded with canister at the time of the capture.
If Heth makes the contemplated move he may easily be seriously threatened and annoyed by a superior force on his left.
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 Van Gundy Family Tree - pafg286 - Generated by Personal Ancestral File
Henry Jr Berry [Parents] was born in 1660 in Old Rappahannock Co, VA. He died in 1697 in Richmond Co, VA. He married Sarah Harper.
Henry Heth was born in 1718 in Ireland.
During the Revolution, Henry was commander of a company, serving in the Virginai Continental Line.
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 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Brigadier General Henry Heth united several scattered cavalry and artillery units to attempt and retake the crossings on the New River from West Virginia and nearby Giles Court-House.
According to General Heth the two howitzers were extremely accurate and destructive, one of their shells alone killed four Yankees.
Henry B. McClellan, The Life and Campaigns of Major-General J. Stuart, Commander of the Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia (Secaucus, NJ: The Blue and Grey Press, 1993), p.
www.currensnet.com /cwcongrs/Mountain_hwtzers/mh_ht_cwet.htm   (10783 words)

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