(1841 - 1891)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry
A farmer in Columbia County, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 16th Georgia Infantry on 25 July 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The rest of the War
Roll dated January 30, 1865, last on file, shows him on duty as Sergeant and Enrolling Officer in Georgia. No later record.
After the War
He was a tax collector, local politician, and railroad construction supervisor. By 1888 he owned a hotel in Madison, GA. His son Oliver Norvell Hardy (1892-1957) was the famous comedian, known best for his films with Stan Laurel (1890-1965).
References & notes
Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. Further details from family genealogists.
12/05/1841 in GA
1/22/1891 Harlem, GA; burial in Harlem Memorial Cemetery, Harlem, Columbia County, GA
1 Fincham, Jr., Ray, Artillery, Cavalry, Infantry Regimental Histories - Georgia C.S.A., Published c. 2005, <http://www.ranger95.com/civil_war/georgia/index.html>, Source page: /georgia/infantry/16th_inf_regt.html [AotW citation 12253]