Henry Guy was born September 1827 in Tuscumbia, Alabama and died December 25, 1902 in Murphysboro, Illinois.
He was born on the same Guy Plantation in Tuscumbia, Alabama as Baldy Guy and George Guy.
Henry's mother Elmira Guy was born in 1807 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Baldy & George Guy's mother Millie Guy was born in 1810 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Elmira Guy and Millie Guy were both enslaved by Dr. Joseph Albert Guy Sr on the Guy Plantation in both Raleigh, North Carolina and Tuscumbia, Alabama.
Henry Guy's father was a slave born in Virginia. Baldy Guy & George Guy's father was also a slave born in Virginia.
Henry Guy, Baldy Guy, and George Guy all escaped from the Guy Plantation and joined the Corineth Contraband Camp in Corineth, Mississippi.
Henry Guy, Baldy Guy, and George Guy all enlisted with the Union Army during the Civil War.
Henry Guy, Baldy Guy, and George Guy all served with the 1st Alabama Infantry (African Descent).
Henry Guy, Baldy Guy, and George Guy all fought in the Battle of Memphis at Fort Pickering in Memphis, Tennessee.
After the Battle of Memphis the 1st Alabama Infantry (African Descent) would be renamed the 55th United States Colored Troops Infantry.
Henry Guy, Baldy Guy, and George Guy would all three served in this unit also. Henry served in Company A, Baldy served in Company B, and George served in Company H.
Henry Guy, Baldy Guy, and George Guy all fought at the Battle of Brice Crossroads in Guntown, Mississippi on June 10, 1864.
During the Battle of Brice Crossroads Baldy Guy would be shot in the left shoulder.
During the Battle of Brice Crossroads Henry Guy would twice become a Prisoner of War.
After the Civil War Henry Guy would move his mother Elmira Guy and his family to Murphysboro, Illinois where he would become a Baptist Minister.