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Federal (USV)


William T. Harbison

(1840 - 1916)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Knoxville, IN, he mustered as Private, Company K, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the forehead in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, by a gunshot that shattered bones in his left arm in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. His arm was amputated above the elbow and he was discharged for wounds at Alexandria, VA on 15 November 1863.

After the War

He lived on his farm for most of his life and had 7 children with his wife Pherbia Drucilla Goodman (1849-1911).

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Details from his death notice in the Jasper (IN) Herald of 22 September 1916. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/03/1840; Harbison Township, Dubois County, IN


09/16/1916; Dubois, IN; burial in Cuzco Cemetery, Cuzco, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 623  [AotW citation 18806]