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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Harrie Hough

(1842 - 1922)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A resident of Alexandria, VA in 1860, he enlisted in Company A, 17th Virginia Infantry, some time after 1 September 1861.

On the Campaign

Noted as detailed as a cook at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was detached for service at General Pickett's Headquarters, 10 November 1862, where he became Chief Clerk on the General's staff.

After the War

By 1878 he was living in Baltimore, MD and was employed by the Deford Comapany, tanners, and was a Director/Secretary by 1918. He was in the leather business to his death there in 1922.

References & notes

Basic information from Wise1. Details from Walter Harrison's Pickett's Men: a Fragment of War History (1870) and the weekly journal Leather & Shoes, Vol. 64 (1922). Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.

More on the Web

Christie's (1998) sold an 1872 letter from General Pickett to Hough, soliciting his insurance business. General John J Pershing wrote him a letter in May 1922, congratulating him on his War service (sold by Cowan's Auctions in 2012).

Birth

08/10/1842 in VA

Death

10/24/1922 Baltimore, MD; burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Baltimore, MD

Notes

1   Wise, George, History of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, C.S.A., Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Company, 1870, pp. 117 - 118  [AotW citation 9425]