The Day Judith Carter Henry Died

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Judith Henry's grave marker flanked by two of her children

Judith Carter Henry c1776 - July 21,1861



Mrs. Henry was born in Manassas, Virginia in 1776 one mile from where she died at the age of 85.

She married Doctor Isaac Henry, a surgeon serving aboard the frigate USS Constellation, and moved to Spring Hill, the Henry family farm, a mile from her birthplace. After Dr. Henry's death she lived in the home with her daughter, Ellen.

On July 21, 1861 the first major battle of the Civil War, First Manassas (Bull Run), It Was A Lovely Day For A Picnic In Manassas, VA began on farmland just west of the town.

Mrs. Henry, now 85, infirm and partially blind was moved to the nearby spring house. During her absence Confederate snipers occupied the home and fired at Union forces.

Since Mrs. Henry was uncomfortable in the spring house she was moved back into her home. A Union artillery battery under the command of Captain James B Ricketts turned their guns on the house to silence the sniper fire. She was seriously wounded and died later that day. Mrs. Henry was buried the next day in front of her severely damaged home








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Larry Atkins
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Karen, living in the South I've heard a lot of Civil War stories but I had never heard this one. Congrats on getting featured, it's not to often that localism posts like this make the cut.

Jul 21, 2011 07:04 AM #21
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Karen, we don't often hear stories like this.  War is such a tragic event and we rarely get a glimpse into the lives of innocent people involved.  Congrats on the feature and thanks for a story I'll always remember.

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Karen:

What a beautiful and touching story.  Thank you for giving us a taste of the rich history of your area.  Hope all is well with you and your family.  Take care.

Jul 21, 2011 09:18 AM #23
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Carla  It was an unfortunate tragedy

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Vickie  Of course, she had her daughter

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Larry  This one is pretty dramatic - thank you

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Nick  Arthur abd I will never forget it, either

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Evelyn  We are fine and hope you are the same

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I love Virginia history.  There is so much to see and learn.  What great information to post.

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Karen, you have a great talent for sharing amazing and interesting historical information in a very personal way.  Thank you!

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Hi Karen, Congrats on the feature and I love these great stories in our history and it was beautifully augmented with the great photos making it all the more special. Well done!

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Thank you for the contribution. There must be more stories like this as the country observes the 150th year of the Civil War.

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Kay  Prince William is a major player in American history

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Silvia  Enjoying the study of history makes it easier

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William  I'm glad I found a satisfied "client"  :)

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Gordon  There most certainly are

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Karen,  Thank you for a wonderful post about this area.  It is surely steeped in history.  The 150th reenactment this week will showcase that.  So many people are looking forward to this event.  Thanks again and have a great day!

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Kathleen  Like you, we love our area's history and there is no shortage of it

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Cool post about someone I never heard of before.  It's nice to see an appreciation for history.

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John  Like you in North Carolina, early American history surrounds us

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