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Confederate (CSV)


Richard Thomas Harris

(1813 - 1862)

Home State: Florida

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Florida Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He first arrived in Duval County, FL from South Carolina in about 1840. He enlisted as 2nd Corporal of Company I, 8th Florida Infantry on 28 February 1862 at St. Johns Bluff (or Jacksonville), FL.

On the Campaign

He was reduced to Private on 14 September and mortally wounded in the leg in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at Chimborazo Hospital #1 in Richmond, VA on 18 November 1862.

References & notes

His service from the State of Florida1 and the Biographical Rosters.2 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary E. Roberts (1829-1897) in October 1846 in Duval County and they had 7 children by 1861.


1813 in SC


11/18/1862; Richmond, VA; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, VA


1   State of Florida, Board of State Institutions, Soldiers of Florida in the Seminole Indian, Civil and Spanish-American Wars, Live Oak (FL): Democrat Print, 1903, pp. 201 - 204  [AotW citation 15528]

2   Hartman, David W., and David Coles, compilers, Biographical Rosters of Florida's Confederate and Union Soldiers, 1861-1865, 6 volumes, Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 1995, Vol. II, pg. 851  [AotW citation 27371]