Report Henry Stark in Personalities Posted November 17, 2020 Also, where exactly does the story of Stark being hit by a tree limb come from? Quote Barto to Sister, April 27, 1862, Alphonso Barto, folder 1; With Colonel Sweeny in command of the Brigade, and Lieutenant Colonel Wilcox gone to “Chicago on business,” Major Henry Stark became the acting regimental commander, and Barto--as senior captain--acting major and second in command. This is just the beginning of the disarray in regimental leadership that would result in both “the company captains act[ed] in concert” and no one being in command to write an after-action report; Philander to Editor, April 5, 1862, James Compton Biographical Folder C-33; Davis, 41. The Barto letter should be in the Abraham Lincoln Library (they have a ton of stuff). Where though does "Philander to Editor, April 5, 1862, James Compton Biographical Folder" come from? Both should go a long way towards explaing what went wrong on in the 52nd Illinois, and why they fled when Cleburne's shot up brigade attacked in their vicinity.