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Holmes Hutchison Lynn

Obituary of Henry Fairfax Lynn, Prince William County, Virginia.

[Commander Westwood Hutchison, of Ewell Camp, C. V., Manassas, Va., reports the loss of two worthy members.]

Henry Fairfax Lynn was born in Loudon County November 8, 1842, but his parents removed to Prince William County when he was seven years old, and his boyhood was spent on the farm. At the breaking out of the War between the States he enlisted in Prince William Cavalry and was taken prisoner at Fairfax Courthouse in one of the first engagements of the war. During the summer following he was exchanged and returned to his command and was wounded at Chancellorsville. Recovering from his wound, he again entered active service and surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox.

Comrade Lynn put into his soldier life those elements of energy and pluck which in after years marked him as a successful business man. He was married to Miss Mollie Holmes in November, 1869. At the death of his father, in 1870, he took charge of his father's estate, and he was soon recognized as a man of fine business ability. When the National Bank of Manassas was organized, in 1895, he was selected as its President and so continued to the time of his death, October 5, 1914.

Comrade Lynn was one of the charter members of Ewell Camp, C. V., and a member of the Ladies' Memorial Association of Manassas.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, January, 1915.

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