Henry Moss Short, Private, Co. H, 20th Tennessee Infantry

1841

  • Henry Moss Short is born in Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee to parents William and Judith Atkinson Short.

1850

  • The United States Federal Census taken on November 1st in Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee shows 9 year old Henry living with his parents and siblings.

1860

  • The United States Federal Census taken on July 5th in Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee shows 19year old Henry living with the Johnston family.

1861

  • May 28: Enlisted in the Confederate Army in Franklin, Tennessee.

1862

  • February 28 – August 31: Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll.  Present.

1863

  • January & February: Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • March & April: Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • May & June: Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll.  Present.
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll.  Present. Remarks “Present on extra duty.”
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll.  Present. Remarks “Present on extra duty. Ordinance Teamster.”

1864

  • January 27: Company Muster Roll/Dalton, Georgia. Name appears on roll.
  • January & February: Company Muster Roll. Absent.  Remarks “Detailed by order of Genl. Johnson Feb. 13.”
  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Detailed by order of Genl Johnston Feb 13.”
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November 30: Henry fought at the Battle of Franklin.

1865

  • April 28: Muster Roll. Present.
  • May 1: Paroled at Greensboro, North Carolina.

1870

  • The United States Federal Census taken on August 20th in Williamson County, Tennessee shows Henry, a 28 year old farmer, living with his parents, William and Judy and his brothers, Jesse and Ben.

1872

  • Henry short is married to a young woman named Dora.

1880

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 16th in Union City, Obion County, Tennessee shows Henry Short, a farmer, living with his new wife Dora.

1900

  • The United States Federal Census taken on June 5th in Williamson County, Tennessee shows Henry, a farmer, and Dora living with their only surviving child, Samuel, age 12.