William Terrell Harris(1829 - 1863)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Regimental Staff
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Georgia Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was elected Major of the Regiment on 28 April 1862 at the same time as then-Major Edgar Butt was elected Colonel.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was the Major of the 2nd at Sharpsburg, and he relieved LCol Holmes in command on that day, after Holmes was killed. Harris was himself wounded there.
The remainder of the War:
He was killed July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg.
"... It was shortly after the regiment halted [on the Confederate Right on the second day] that Lieutenant Colonel William. T. Harris fell, pierced through the heart by a Minie ball."
|Birth Date: 11/12/1829 Birth State: GA |
Death Date: 7/2/1863 Death Place: Gettysburg, PA Burial Place: Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, GA
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