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Confederate (CSV)


William Joel Hardman

(1833 - 1871)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He had probably already served in the 6th Alabama Cavalry when enlisted in Union Springs as Private, Company D, 3rd Alabama Infantry on 18 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

On 28 September 1862 he requested permission to organize a company of partisan rangers, but it was not approved. He was elected 3rd Lieutenant of Captain T.J. Hardman's Company, First Alabama Cavalry on 30 April 1863 and in late July requested to be discharged from the 3rd Infantry to take that post. It's not clear if he actually transferred.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama,1 as Joel Hardiman, and his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives via fold3. His wounding on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862 as J.W. Hardman. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Ann Jane McLaurine (1832-1861) in November 1853 and they had 3 children between 1854 and 1859.


07/19/1833; Shopton, AL


1871; burial in Union Cemetery, Shopton, AL


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=81655  [AotW citation 25586]