Enlistment Date: August 6, 1862
Release Date: March 23, 1863
Unit: 131st Pennsylvania Regiment, Company A
Henry Brant was born in 1818. When the Civil War began, he joined the army and was placed in the 131st Pennsylvania Regiment, Company A.
Brant’s regiment was formed at Camp Curtin and was then immediately sent to the front lines. The regiment went to Antietam on September 18, 1862, the day after the bloody battle occurred, to relieve the troops that fought in the battle. Fortunately, the following day the Confederates retreated and the regiment was spared having to engage them in combat. Later on December 13, 1862, the regiment was engaged in combat in Fredericksburg. Following this, on January 20, 1863, the regiment under the command of General Ambrose Burnside went on a campaign but due to weather conditions they were forced to return. This campaign was the last task Henry Brant completed with the regiment before being mustered out of service.
After the war ended, he married Hannah Jane Brant. Henry Brant died in 1900. His tombstone is in section B.
(Compiled by Raymond Aguiar)