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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William H. Harman

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 37th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted and mustered as Private, Company C, 37th Virginia Infantry on 7 March 1862 in Lebanon, VA. He was wounded in July 1862, place not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg on 17 September 1862 in action at Sharpsburg, his leg was amputated, and was captured there on the 19th.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds and typhoid fever at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 9 November 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick." Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service from Rankin2 via the Historical Data Systems database. His Sharpsburg wound detail from a casualty list in the Abingdon Virginian of 3 October 1862 online from the Library of Congress. He is also listed among the Confederate soldiers buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD and has memorials there (via Findagrave).

Birth

06/20/1840; Russell County, VA

Death

11/09/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4720]

2   Rankin, Thomas M., 37th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H.E. Howard, Inc., 1987  [AotW citation 21764]