Remembering Commissary Sergeant Henry McNeal
Henry McNeal was born in Alabama in December 1842. He received a commission to the field staff from Colonel Pope on September 16, 1861 and was transferred to the regimental staff on December 15, 1861. He was eighteen years old when he joined the regiment. Sergeant McNeal was discharged on account on disability on February 7, 1863, based upon tuberculosis. Henry and his wife Jennie had nine daughters – Sally, Mattie, Lowrey, Betty, Bessie, Doney, Callie, Annie and Amy, and six sons, Samuel, LaGrand, Cincinnati, Pierce, Westley and Harwell. McNeal died October 4, 1924 In Clinton, Mississippi.