The Kemp Sketch
FREED, HENRY - The compiler is responsible for the name H. Trud being placed on the bronze plaque in the San Jacinto memorial monument on which are inscribed the names of the Texans who were detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. He now (March 28, 1941) is of the opinion that the name should be Henry Freed.
The name Henry Freed appears on page 42 of the army rolls in the General Land Office as one of the men of Captain Gibson Kuykendall’s company who was detailed to guard the baggage at the camp opposite Harrisburg, April 21, 1836. On page 227 of the rolls it is shown as H. Treed, or H. Trud.
Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.
- Died in Battle: No
- Wounded in Battle: Wounded April 21 in the leg by a shot from a Mexican scout, firing from the opposite side of Sims Bayou.
- Rank: Private
- Company: Capt. Gibson Kuykendall
- Alternate Names: Trud; Treed
- Comments: Listed as H. Trud on 1939 Harrisburg plaque.