The Sentinel offers “Graves in the Valley” throughout September, looking at some of the famous and infamous people buried in cemeteries of the Cumberland Valley:
Col. Henry Zinn
THE HISTORY: Col. Henry Zinn was a Civil War Union Army officer born in Dover Township, York County, Dec. 11, 1834. He was a school teacher prior to the Civil War.
According to findagrave.com, Zinn offered his services to the Union efforts and was quickly promoted. He was promoted to commander of his company on June 28, 1861. By 1862, he was promoted to colonel and commander of a regiment, a regiment he led in the Battle of Antietam, Md., where his unit lost 178 men, and the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.
HOW THEY DIED: During a futile assault on Confederate positions at Marye’s Heights in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Zinn was attempting to rally his men in the assault when he was shot down and killed.
GRAVESITE: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Boiling Springs Road and York Road, Monroe Township