William Henry HarrisonHome State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 2nd United States Cavalry (Co. E, F, H & K)
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 2nd US Cavalry on 30 November 1861, and promoted 1st Lieutenant on 25 August 1862. He was in Company E.
The remainder of the War:
He was honored by brevets for his service at Todd's Tavern, Virginia 6 May 1864 (Captain), Winchester, 19 September 1864 (Major), and for "gallant and meritorious service" during the War on 13 March 1865 (Colonel). He was commissioned Lieutent Colonel (Volunteers) of the 214th Pennsylvania Infantry on 6 April 1865 (Colonel D.B. McKibbin) and mustered out of volunteer sevice with that Regiment in March 1866.
After the War:
He was promoted to Captain in the 2nd US Cavalry on 28 July 1866, but resigned his commission on 17 November of that year.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Caughey1, with further service details from Heitman2.
Bates3, in his roster for the 214th Pennsylvania, says Harrison was "Prisoner from September 19, 1864, to March, 1865", but nothing about the circumstances.
|Birth State: PA |
2 Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 506 [AotW citation 2260]
3 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 2261]
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