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Confederate (CSV)


J. R. Harby

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 1st Company

Before Sharpsburg

He had been a 20 year old clerk in New Orleans when he enlisted in the First Company, Washington Artillery on May 7, 1862 in Richmond, VA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

Furloughed for wounds after Sharpsburg, but back with the battery by November. He was wounded again and captured at Fredericksburg, VA on May 3, 1863, and sent to Fort Delaware on May 7. He was exchanged at City Point, VA on May 23, 1863 and returned to his unit. He was paroled at Madison, FL on May 16, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1.


c. 1842 in SC


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 182  [AotW citation 13972]