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Confederate (CSV)


William H. Harding

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a 21 year old sailor living in New Orleans when he enlisted in Company K, 6th Louisiana Infantry on June 4, 1861 at Camp Moore, LA. He was wounded at Gaines Mill, VA on June 27, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded again, and captured, in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to No. 5 US Army General Hospital, Frederick, MD on October 15, 1862 discharged on the 17th and forwarded to Ft. McHenry, MD on the 18th. He was exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on November 10, 1862. He was absent due to his wounds until about April 1863. He was detailed at Richmond, VA until as late as March 1864, then back with his Company. He was promoted to First Sergeant to date from March 1, 1864. He was captured again, on May 5, 1864 at Mine Run, VA, and sent to Point Lookout, MD from Belle Plains, VA on May 18th. He was sent on to Elmira, NY on August 17, 1864. He was finally paroled at Elmira., then exchanged at James River, VA on February 20 or 21, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1.


c. 1840 in ENGLAND


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 185  [AotW citation 13973]