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Confederate (CSV)


Zachariah R. Harlan

(1843 - 1928)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company A, 53rd Georgia Infantry on 28 April 1862 at Griffin, GA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his left arm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured there.

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated, probably at a US Army field hospital, and he was sent to Fort McHenry in Baltimore by 13 October, when he was scheduled to go South for exchange, but was too ill to travel. He was finally exchanged and by December 1862 was sent to hospitals in Richmond and Danville, VA, where he was discharged for disability on 5 January 1863.

After the War

By 1900 and to at least 1910 he was a farm worker at Lowes in Henry County, GA.

References & notes

His service from the Roster 1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online via fold3, also as Zach Harlin and Z. Harland. Personal details from family genealogists, at least one of whom has him as Zachariah R Harlen, and the US Census of 1900 and 1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Anna B. Johnson (1848-1917) in November 1873.


12/02/1843; Henry County, GA


05/09/1928; burial in Fields Family Cemetery, Henry County, GA


1   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 27396]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27397]