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HENDERSON, JAMES, M. D., son of Dr. William Henderson, was born in the year 1827, in Dauphin county, Pa. He received a good academical education, studied medicine with his father at Hummelstown and graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1856. He began the practice of medicine at Philadelphia, subsequently went to Plymouth, Ohio, but his father dying in 1859 he returned to Hummelstown. During the war for the Union he was captain of company C, One Hundred and Twenty-seventh regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and was at the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, being wounded at the latter. He was a brave officer and held in high esteem by his fellow-officers and the men of his company. He afterwards went into service as assistant surgeon of the Two Hundred and First regiment, Pennsylvania volunteers, and after the war resumed his profession at Hummelstown. His practice became quite extensive, but his health subsequently failed him and he died of consumption on Thursday, April 12, 1880, at Hummelstown.

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For The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project http://maley.net/transcription

5 Nov 2000

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