John L Harris(1828 - 1874)
Home State: North Carolina
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 24th North Carolina Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Person County, he was commissioned Captain, Company H of the 24th Infantry in June 1861. Following the reorganization of May 1862 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment (possibly to date from 6 June 1862).
The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action at Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 13 December 1862. He was with the Regiment through the War until severely wounded at Hatcher's Run in February 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
His photograph is from Clark1. Service details from that volume and Moore's Roster2. His life dates transcribed from his tombstone by Ken and Becky Dalton.
|Birth Date: 07/25/1828 |
Death Date: 11/22/1874 Burial Place: private cemetery, Pender County, NC
1 Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 2, pg. 269 [AotW citation 995]
2 Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 2, pp. 288, 312 [AotW citation 996]
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