Oliver Hardy(1841 - 1891)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A farmer in Columbia County, he enlisted as Private, Company K, 16th Georgia Infantry on 25 July 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder 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, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Fincham, Jr.1. Further details from family genealogists.
|Birth Date: 12/05/1841 Birth State: GA |
Death Date: 1/22/1891 Death Place: Harlem, GA Burial Place: 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]
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