Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Henry Clayton Ewin

HENRY CLAYTON EWIN, son of John Hill Ewin, was born at Nashville, Tenn., November 13,1839, and fitted for college in that city. He left the Class in December, 1860.

For about a year he was engaged in farming, and on December 1, 1861, entered the Confederate Army as a private in the 58th Tennessee Regiment. At the battle of Shiloh he distinguished himself for his valor and efficiency in rallying his men, and, upon a reorganization of the regiment, in April, 1862, was appointed its major. He participated in the battle of Perryville, Ky., where he made himself conspicuous for his gallantry, being in command of his regiment. At the battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn., in an attack upon a Federal battery, he was shot through both thighs, and was carried to his residence in Triune, Tenn., where, after a day or two of suffering, he died in the latter part of December, 1862.

He was married at Triune, Tenn., in February, 1861, to Alice, daughter of James H. and Eliza May, of Nashville, Tenn.

He had one daughter:

Henrietta, born February, 1862.

SOURCE: A History of the Class of 1863 Yale University, p. 146

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