John N. Harris(1827 - 1886)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A married 33 year old from the Laurens District, he enlisted as First Sergeant in Company D, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 1 December 1861 in Columbia, SC. He was commissioned 3rd Lieutenant on 1 March 1862, and elected First Lieutenant on 30 April 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was promoted Captain on 15 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and had his left arm amputated. He was captured on the retreat at Williamsport, MD and was in several federal hospitals in Maryland to August 1863. He was held at Johnsons Island, OH from 22 August 1863 to 16 September 1864, when he was sent to Fortress Monroe, VA and exchanged. He was furloughed and released by Medical Examining Board on 19 September.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, listing him as J.B. Harris.
|Birth Date: 10/28/1827 |
Death Date: 07/10/1886 Burial Place: Waterloo Cemetery, Laurens County, SC
1 Davis, Sam B., A History of the 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion (James Battalion): 1861-1865 , Wilmington (NC): Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2009, pp. 68-71, Roster [AotW citation 15983]
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