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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Robert Harris, Jr.

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 60th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

The 1860 Federal Census for Murray County, GA, lists Robert Harris, age 18, in the home of John & Nancy Harris, with a Conasauga post office address. He enlisted in Dalton, GA as Private in Company E, 60th Infantry on 19 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at J.H. Grove's Farm, MD, date not known. Probably buried originally on or near the battlefield at Sharpsburg and reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, Service data from Henderson2, which says he was killed outright on 17 September 1862. Further details from his service records at the National Archives, some of which show his death on 18 September 1862. The Jr, and Census listing from information at the Murray County Courthouse posted online by the Murray County (Virtual) Museum.

Birth

c. 1842

Death

1862 Sharpsburg, 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 4722]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 6  [AotW citation 13346]