Volunteered to serve as a soldier.

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156 years ago today, 18 year-old Hendy Barnes, undoubtedly a runaway from a Wilson County slaveholder, enlisted in Company C, 14th Regiment, United States Colored Heavy Artillery. Less than a month later, he died at a regimental hospital in Morehead City, North Carolina.

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U.S. Colored Troops Military Service Records, 1863-1865 [database on-line], http://www.ancestry.com.

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