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Confederate (CSV)


John N. Harris

(1827 - 1886)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He was promoted Captain on 15 September 1862.

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information from Davis1. His gravesite is on Findagrave, listing him as J.B. Harris.




07/10/1886; burial in 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]