Sad End For Civil War Veteran

Henry Rau, a Civil War Veteran died in in a terrible manner.  He swallowed his false teeth in his sleep and choked to death!

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We know Henry’s death date was 28 Aug 1913 based in his burial record as found in the U.S., Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries, 1862-1960 on Ancestry.

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We know from his service filing that he served in the California Infantry at the end of his career.

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He was buried in the Los Angeles National Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.in ploat 23, 5 RW I

Is this a photo of Henry as a young soldier? It actually is a photo of ‘a’ Henry Rau, taken during the Civil War.  It may well be of the Henry Rau in this article.

 

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Who was Henry Rau?  What was the story of his life?  Do you know?

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