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    Awarded the Medal of Honor - Inventory Number: CDV 434

    Henry Romeyn was originally from New York and moved to Tecumseh MI.  He enlisted on 8/15/1862 as a Corporal.  He served with the 105th Infantry on 11/15/1863, he was commissioned Captain into Co. “B” 14th USCT Infantry.  Major 3/13/1865 by Brevet (Nashville, TN).  He was mustered out on 3/26/1866.  (Subsequent service in US Army from 01/22/1867 until retiring 06/01/1897)

    The U.S. Government awarded the Medal of Honor to First Lieutenant Henry Romeyn, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on September 30th 1877, while serving with 5th U.S. Infantry, in action at Bear Paw Mountain, Montana.  Romeyn led his command into close range of the enemy (Nez Perce Indians), there maintained his position, and vigorously prosecuted the fight until he was severaly wounded.  After the War he lived in Washington, DC

     

    Henry Romeyn:

    Residence Tecumseh MI;

    Enlisted on 8/15/1862 as a Corporal.

    On 9/2/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. IL 105th Infantry

    He was discharged for promotion on 11/15/1863

    On 11/15/1863 he was commissioned into "B" Co. US CT 14th Infantry

    He was Mustered Out on 3/26/1866

     (Subsequent service in US Army from 01/22/1867 until retiring 06/01/1897)

    Promotions:

    * Capt 11/15/1863 (As of Co. B 14th USCT Infantry)

    * Major 3/13/1865 by Brevet (Nashville, TN)

    Other Information:

    born in New York

    (Awarded Medal of Honor for actions on 09/30/1877 against Nez Perce Indians)

    After the War he lived in Washington, DC


    ILLINOISONE HUNDRED AND FIFTH INFANTRY (Three Years)

         One Hundred and Fifth Infantry. - Col., Daniel Dustin; Lieut.-Cols., Henry F. Vallette, Everell F. Dutton; Majs., Everell F. Dutton, Henry D. Brown.  This regiment was mustered into the U. S. service at Dixon Sept. 2, 1862; moved on the 8th to Camp Douglas; left that place on the 30th for Louisville, Ky., where it arrived on Oct. 2, reported to Gen. Dumont and was attached to his division with Brig.-Gen. W. T. Ward's brigade.  It was for a time engaged in guard and picket duty, with occasional slight skirmishing, and did not experience much of the stern realities of warfare until the opening of the Atlanta campaign.  On May 13, 1864, it moved in the direction of Resaca, Ga., skirmishing that evening and the next day, and on the 15th took part in a charge upon the enemy's works, which were carried, the regiment losing several men in the engagement.  On the 19th, being in the advance, it skirmished with the rear-guard of the enemy, driving him at every points and on the 25th continued its march towards Dallas, encountering the enemy, and having a brisk engagement until dark, the casualties numbering 15, including 2 commissioned officers.  From then until June 1 the regiment was engaged in advancing the line, building and strengthening the works and skirmishing, losing 16 men.  After the surrender of Atlanta the regiment remained in the vicinity until Nov. 15, when it accompanied the expedition to the sea, bearing its full share of the trials and hardships incident thereto.  In Jan., 1865, it moved northward on the Carolina campaign, but nothing of interest occurred until Feb. 2, when the regiment, being in advance, encountered the enemy near Lawtonville strongly posted behind barricades.  It immediately charged, driving the enemy from his position and through the town, losing 8 men in the engagement.  It also participated in the battle of Averasboro, losing 6 killed and 16 wounded, and took part in the engagement near Bentonville.  After the surrender of Johnston the regiment continued its journey to Washington, took part in the grand review, and was mustered out on June 7, 1865.


    Fourteenth U. S. Colored Troops:

     

    Organized at Gallatin, Tenn., November 16, 1863, to January 8, 1864. Attached to Post of Gallatin, Tenn., to January, 1864. Post of Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864.Unattached, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. 1st Colored Brigade, District of the Etowah, to May, 1865. District of East Tennessee, to August, 1865. Dept. of the Tennessee and Dept. of Georgia till March, 1866.

    SERVICE.-Garrison duty at Chattanooga, Tenn., till November, 1864. March to relief of Dalton, Ga., August 14. Action at Dalton August 14-15. Siege of Decatur, Ala., October 27-30. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Overton's Hill December 16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Duty at Chattanooga and in District of East Tennessee till July, 1865. At Greenville and in the Dept. of the Tennessee till March, 1866. Mustered out March 26, 1866.


    Inventory Number: CDV 434