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Confederate (CSV)

Corporal

Washington M. Harper

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 22 year old tailor from Alexandria, he enlisted in Company E, 17th Virginia Infantry on 17 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was cited by Colonel Corse for actions as Color Corporal on South Mountain 14 September 1862. He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

References & notes

Basic information from Wise1. Further details from his gravesite on Findagrave.

Birth

1839 in VA

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Street United Methodist Church Cemetery, Alexandria, VA

Notes

1   Wise, George, History of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, C.S.A., Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Company, 1870, pp. 117 - 118  [AotW citation 9424]