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Free Genealogy Biography of Henry Pratt
Pennsylvania Volunteer of the Civil War

Henry M. Pratt

Henry M., son of John and Elizabeth (Galloway) Pratt, was born near Smithfield, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, September 15, 1846.

He attended the public school, and grew to manhood on the farm. He was learning the carpenter's trade, but this was interrupted in 1864 by his enlistment in Company H, (Captain Green) One Hundred and Seventh Regiment, ,107th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, serving until the close of the war. During the closing days of the Confederacy he was with the Army of the Potomac, driving the beleaguered Lee to final surrender. During the last day of fighting he was regimental color bearer, seizing the flag when the color hearer was shot at the Deep Bottom fight, and carried it on the day of surrender. He was a close friend of Lieutenant W. C. Beck, and shared his tent during the final army days.

After the war he returned to Fayette county and his trade, following that occupation and agriculture during his active years. He is a Republican in politics, and with his wife a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

He married Mary Bowman, born near Smithfield, Fayette county, Pennsylvania, September 15, 1846, the same age as her husband, daughter of George W. Bowman, born in Fayette county in 1810, died in 1888. He was a moulder by trade and a pioneer of the iron industry in Fayette county. He married Mary Jordan, born in Fayette county in 1810. died in 1862. Children of Henry M. and Mary Pratt: William D., of whom further; Annie, born May 18, 1872, died aged three years and five months.

Source: Genealogical and Personal History of Fayette County, John W. Jordan, Lewis Historical Publishing Co., 1912.

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