Harrison Tillinghast(1840 - 1862)
Home State: Florida
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Florida Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Marianna, FL, he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity at the University of Virginia 1859-60, but his parents died before the end of the school year, and he did not continue at UVa. He mustered as 2nd Lieutenant, Company F, 2nd Florida Infantry on 13 July 1861. Promoted Captain on 31 May 1862. He was wounded in action at Seven Pines, VA on 31 May 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Florida1. His photo from one posted online by the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, from the autograph album of M. D. Sterrett, one of the founders of Omicron Chapter at UVa in 1858. The original is in University of Virginia's Special Collections Library. There is a memorial stone for Harrison at Riverside Cemetery, Marianna, FL.
|Birth Date: 09/01/1840 Birth State: FL |
College: University of Virginia
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD
1 State of Florida, Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Live Oak (FL): Democrat Print, 1903, pp. 80 - 94 [AotW citation 15439]
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