Obadiah Hennessee

Male 1837 - 1862  (25 years)

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  • Name Obadiah Hennessee 
    Born 1837  (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military CSA - KIA  [2
    Died 8 Oct 1862  Perryville, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • in the Battle of Perryville, KY
    Person ID I65  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2018 

    Father Thomas Hennessee,   b. 1784-1795, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1861-1865, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Sarah "Sally" Jennings,   b. 27 Jun 1814, (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1887, Warren County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married (~1826)  (Warren County) Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence (Family) 1860  Wright County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence (Family) 1860  Wright County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1837 - (Warren County) Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • 17 Jun 2007



      16th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

      16th Infantry Regiment was organized in June, 1861, at Camp Harris, Tennessee, with 952 officers and men. Its companies were drawn from the counties of DeKalb, Coffee, Warren, Putnam, and White. Sent to Virginia, the unit was active in Lee's Cheat Mountain Campaign and later moved to South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, then Kentucky. After fighting at Perryville, it was assigned to M.J. Wright's, Maney's, and Palmer's Brigade, Army of Tennessee. The regiment participated in the campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, endured Hood's winter operations, and saw action in North Carolina. It reported 199 casualties at Perryville and lost fifty-two percent of the 402 engaged at Murfreesboro. Of the 242 at Chickamauga, twenty-eight percent were disabled and in December, 1863, it totalled 212 men and 157 arms. The unit surrendered on April 26, 1865. Its field officers were Colonels David M. Donnell and John H. Savage; Lieutenant Colonels Daniel T. Brown and Thomas B. Murray; and Majors Patrick H. Coffee, Henry H. Faulkner, Joseph Goodbar, and Ben. Randals.

      29 Mar 2011


      Battle of PerryvilleFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaJump to: navigation, search
      Battle of Perryville
      Part of the American Civil War

      Battle of Perryville – the extreme left – Starkweather's brigade
      Date October 8, 1862
      Location Boyle County, Kentucky
      Result Confederate tactical victory
      Union strategic victory

      United States (Union) CSA (Confederacy)
      Commanders and leaders
      Don Carlos Buell
      Alexander M. McCook Braxton Bragg
      Leonidas Polk
      16,000[1] 22,000[2]
      Casualties and losses
      (894 killed
      2,911 wounded
      471 captured/missing)[3] 3,401
      (532 killed
      2,641 wounded
      228 captured/missing)[4]

      1st Chattanooga – 1st Murfreesboro – Cumberland Gap – Cincinnati – Richmond – Munfordville – Perryville

      The Battle of Perryville, also known as the Battle of Chaplin Hills, was fought on October 8, 1862, in the Chaplin Hills west of Perryville, Kentucky, as the culmination of the Confederate Heartland Offensive (Kentucky Campaign) during the American Civil War. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg's Army of Mississippi[5] won a tactical victory against primarily a single corps of Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell's Union Army of the Ohio. The battle is considered a strategic Union victory, sometimes called the Battle for Kentucky, since Bragg withdrew to Tennessee soon thereafter. The Union retained control of the critical border state of Kentucky for the remainder of the war.

      On October 7, Buell's army, in pursuit of Bragg, converged on the small crossroads town of Perryville in three columns. Union forces first skirmished with Confederate cavalry on the Springfield Pike before the fighting became more general, on Peters Hill, when the Confederate infantry arrived. Both sides were desperate to get access to fresh water. The next day, at dawn, fighting began again around Peters Hill as a Union division advanced up the pike, halting just before the Confederate line. After noon, a Confederate division struck the Union left flank—the I Corps of Maj. Gen. Alexander M. McCook—and forced it to fall back. When more Confederate divisions joined the fray, the Union line made a stubborn stand, counterattacked, but finally fell back with some units routed.[6]

      Buell, several miles behind the action, was unaware that a major battle was taking place and did not send any reserves to the front until late in the afternoon. The Union troops on the left flank, reinforced by two brigades, stabilized their line, and the Confederate attack sputtered to a halt. Later, three Confederate regiments assaulted the Union division on the Springfield Pike but were repulsed and fell back into Perryville. Union troops pursued, and skirmishing occurred in the streets until dark. By that time, Union reinforcements were threatening the Confederate left flank. Bragg, short of men and supplies, withdrew during the night, and continued the Confederate retreat by way of Cumberland Gap into East Tennessee.[6]

      Considering the casualties related to the engaged strengths of the armies[2], the Battle of Perryville was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. It was the largest battle fought in the state of Kentucky.[7]

      16th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry

      Displaying records 1 to 5 of 5


      No. Soldier Name Company Rank In Rank Out
      Hennessee, H.M.


      Hennessee, J.P.A.
      2 Lieutenant


      Hennessee, Obadiah


      Hennessee, W.F.


      Hennessee, W.M.

      25 Jul 2007


      Hennessee, Obadiah Pvt. H CSR
      Enlisted 5/18/61. Wounded at Perryville 10/8/62. Subsequently died of wounds
      received there on 10/12/62.

  • Sources 
    1. [S130] "The 16th Tennessee Infantry at Perryville",by Kenneth A. Hafendorfer which, p. 30.

    2. [S131] "Van Buren County Historical Journal",Vol. 2,1982 Edition,Everett Hillis,, p. 37.

    3. [S22] "The Dodson Family of Warren County, Tennessee and Allied Families",, p. 1-B (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S51896] "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHZ2-GM8 : accessed 05 Nov 2013.