Alfke, Henry

Rank: Private

Unit: D Co, 2d Cavalry

Reenlisted: October 27, 1862 in Alexandria, Virginia. He was 20.  It was his second enlistment.

Birth: 1842

Hometown: Germany

Occupation prior to enlistment: Clerk

Campaign: Civil War

Died: 19 September 1864

Age at death: 21 or 22

Cause of death: Prisoner of war, died from diarrhea

Location of fatality: Andersonville, Georgia

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Place of interment: Andersonville National Cemetery in Andersonville National Historic Site, Georgia

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Note: His balance of enlistment was transferred from D Co, 5th Battery, New York Independent Light Artillery.

He stood 5’7” with grey eyes, sandy hair, and fair complexion.