He was born in 1833/34, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21).
He enlisted on 23 September 1861 (11, 13). He was first sergeant of company H (11, 24 (private)).
On 29 June 1862, he, along with the other commissioned officers in the regiment (except Colonel Gregory), signed a statement denying accusations that they were on the verge of open mutiny, that the regiment had been reduced to 400 men, and that Colonel Gregory was too lenient to Confederates and too harsh to men in the regiment (16).
On the September 1862 muster roll, he was reported present with his company (24).
On the March 1863 muster roll, he was reported present with his company (23).
On 1 May 1868, he gave a deposition, supporting the application for a pension by the widow of Adam Cooker (H) (22). Among other things, he claimed that Camp Chase was in 'a sort of Hollow[,] a low ground[,] which unfortunately had been selected for the Camp', and claimed that 'the weather during the time [the regiment camped there] was Excessively bad'.
On 6 Ocober 1868, he testified supporting the pension application of Jane Brown, widow of John Brown (H) (23).
On 19 September 1878, he died, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20, 21). He died of consumption (21). He was married (21). He was a ship builder (21). He died at, or was buried from, 2329 Memphis Street, 19th ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21). On 22 September 1878, he was buried in Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (21).
In May 1879, Post 2 of the Grand Army of the Republic had a ceremony honoring Charles Henry and others who had died (20).
On 15 April 1882, his widow, Anna E Henry, applied successfully for a pension (15, 19).
In 1890, his widow, Annie E Henry, was living at 2429 East Cumberland, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13, 14).
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (2 entries--Charles Henry and Charles Hewy [sic])
3 regimental descriptive book (Charles Henry)
4 consolidated morning report, 7 February 1863
5 consolidated morning report, 5 March 1863 (inferred, not named)
6 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 9 February 1863 (inferred, not named)
7 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 10 February 1863 (inferred, not named)
8 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 12 March 1863 (Capt Henry)
9 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 7 May 1863 (Capt Henry)
10 company H, list of commissioned officers (Charles Henry [2 entries])
11 company H, list of non-commissioned officers (Charles Henry)
12 company H, descriptive roll, #15 (Chas Henry)
13 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 744, page 2 (image 2377 on Ancestry)
15 pension index, by name (Charles Henry)
16 'Ninety-first Pennsylvania Regiment'. Philadelphia Inquirer, 11 July 1862, page 2 (Charles Henry)
17 'Camp Chase', Philadelphia Inquirer 30 November 1861 (Charles Henry)
18 'Departure of Col. Gregory's regiment', Philadelphia Inquirer 22 January 1862 page 2 (Charles Henry)
19 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company H (Charles Henry)
20 [death notice], Philadelphia Inquirer 27 May 1879 page 3 (Charles Henry)
21 [death certificate], Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19 September 1878 (Charles Henry)
22 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate WC 114,466, Sarah A Cooker minor child of Adam Cooker (Charles Henry)
23 widow's pension certificate file, National Archives and Records Administration, record group 15, certificate 124,259 (Jane Payton widow of John Brown) (Charles Henry)
24 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles Henry)
Charles Henry, captain Company H, Ninety first Pennsylvania Volunteers, died September 19, 1878.... [index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]