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Confederate (CSV)


Oliver M. Harris

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Private, Company K, 8th Alabama Infantry on 16 May 1861 in Perry County.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in a hospital in Shepherdstown, VA, date not given.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Record (CSRs) at the US National Archives via fold3 (summary card only). He's listed as killed outright at Sharpsburg in Major (later Colonel) Herbert's History of the Eighth Alabama Volunteer Regiment, C.S.A. in The Alabama Historical Quarterly (#39, 1977). Thanks to Kevin Pawlak for posting about that reference. His death at Shepherdstown from the Alabama Archives1 citing the Mobile Advertiser and Register of 14 September 1865.


Date not known; Mobile, AL


Date not known; Shepherdstown, VA


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: v/civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=83952  [AotW citation 26028]