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Old Soldiers: Santa Cruz County Civil War Veterans
by Robert L. Nelson

CHRISTMAN, HENRY (1842-1925)

A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Frederick H. Dyer

UNION NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS

71st Regiment, New York State Militia (3 months, 1862)

Mustered in for three months' United States service May 12, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., May 28. Attached to Sturgis' Command, Military District of Washington, and duty in the defenses of that city till September. Mustered out September 2, 1862.

Again mustered for 30 days' United States service June 17, 1863. Left State for Harrisburg, Pa., June 18. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Susquehanna. Skirmish at Kingston June 25. Oyster Point June 28-29, near Harrisburg, June 29. Mustered out June 22, 1863.

Watsonville Pajaronian (November 11, 1925)

Passing, Yesterday of Henry Christman at Pajaro Valley Home

Henry Christman, for many years a well known resident of the Pajaro Valley, died at his home, yesterday afternoon, following a brief illness.

Mr. Christman had attained the age of 83 years, 5 months and 9 days and during the past two years he had made his home in Watsonville. He was a carpenter by trade.

The deceased was born in New York State in 1842, and served during the Civil War with the 74th regiment. He fought bravely for his country and was among those who suffered the horrors of Libby Prison during that historic struggle. He was a gallant soldier and a true patriot. His last request was that he be buried with the rites of the Grand Army of the Republic and that the Stars and Stripes be draped over his bier. His own flag is now flying at half-mast at his late home, 113 Jefferson Street.

Mr. Christman is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Kineear of Modesto, and by two sons.

Funeral services will be held at Aston & Neal's Funeral Home, 613 Main Street, Friday afternoon, at 2:00 o'clock. The burial will be in the G.A.R. plot in the Odd Fellows' cemetery.

Watsonville Pajaronian (November 27, 1925)

Funeral Service Over Henry Christman

Funeral services were held today at Aston & Neals Funeral Home over the remains of the late Henry Christman who died recently at his home in this valley.

The obsequies were conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the presence of many of this relatives and friends and many beautiful flowers were sent in tribute to his memory.

After the rites he was buried in accordance with his last request in the G.A.R. plot in the Odd Fellows cemetery of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Stars and Stripes were draped over his bier.

The pallbearers were C.D. Williams, C.W. Adamson, J.H. Hess, Paul Kucher, R.W. Eaton and J.B. Milks


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