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

1841

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

1850

  • November 1: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Franklin, Williamson County, TN showed 9 year old Henry living with his parents and siblings.

1860

  • July 5: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Franklin, Williamson County, TN showed 19  year old Henry living with the Johnston family.

1861

  • May 28: Henry enlisted in the C.S. Army in Franklin, TN.

1862

  • February 28 to December: Company Muster Rolls. Present.

1863

  • January to August: Company Muster Rolls.  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

  • August 20: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Williamson County, TN showed Henry, a 28 year old farmer, living with his parents, William and Judy and his brothers, Jesse and Ben.

1872

  • Henry Short married a young woman named Dora.

1880

  • June 16: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Union City, Obion County, TN showed Henry Short, a farmer, living with his new wife Dora.

1900

  • June 5: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Williamson County, TN showed Henry, a farmer, and Dora living with their only surviving child, Samuel, age 12.