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Confederate (CSV)


Frank M. Harney

(c. 1815 - 1869)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enrolled as First Lieutenant in Company D, 8th Louisiana Infantry on June 19, 1861 at Camp Moore, LA. He had been a 46 year old clerk in New Orleans. He was elected Captain September 17. He was absent on duty at Richmond in December 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was on detached service February - March 1863, and appointed acting Assistant Quartermaster of the Regiment by May. Appointed permanent AQM by September. He was again absent on detached duty in October and November 1863. He transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department in September 1864.

After the War

He worked for the Street Commissioner of New Orleans, and was then purser on the steamship Trade Wind, which was lost at sea on 24 September 1869. He was not aboard at the time due to illness, and died just over a month later of "hemorrhage of the lungs".

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. His death and other details from a notice in the New Orleans Times-Picayune for 29 October 1869.

More on the Web

See the New York Times account (pdf) of the Trade Wind's sinking.


c. 1815 in IRELAND


10/27/1869; New Orleans, LA; burial in Firemen's Cemetery (Cypress Grove), New Orleans, LA


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. 192-193  [AotW citation 13975]