Robert Archelaus Hardaway(1829 - 1899)
Home State: Alabama
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Hardaway's (AL) Battery
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He served with the U.S. Army in Mexico (1846-48) as Adjutant of the Alabama Battalion of Foot, was superintendent of the Mobile and Girard Railroad, and an Alabama planter.
The remainder of the War:
By May 1863 he was Major and in command of an Artillery Battalion, and was Lt Colonel at the Wilderness (1864) and after.
After the War:
He was an engineering professor at Auburn University (1873-1881), and at the University of Alabama (1882-1897), and an engineer for the Central Railroad in Mexico (1881- 1882).
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: notes accompanying Hardaway's Recollections, written 1870-1897, in the collection of the Library of the U of NC, Chapel Hill, cataloged online, and Turner family geneology pages. Hardaway's wife's name was Rebecca Hurt. Hardaway's successor in command of the battery was (then) Lt William B Hurt.
|Birth Date: 2/2/1829 Place of Birth: Madison, GA |
College: Emory College (GA)
Death Date: 4/27/1899 Death Place: Columbus, GA Burial Place: Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, GA
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