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T.J. Hardin

T.J. Hardin

Confederate (CSV)


Thomas Joseph Hardin

(1829 - 1864)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 31, he enrolled and mustered as Captain of Company I, 19th Mississippi Infantry on 25 May 1861 in Marshall County, MS. He was wounded at Williamsburg, VA on 5 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was probably the senior officer in the regiment present on the Maryland Campaign and he was wounded in the left groin in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Richmond, VA by 27 September but back with his Company by the end of 1862. He was appointed Major of the regiment on 2 April 1863 (to date from 5 May 1862) and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 17 July 1863. He was appointed Colonel of the regiment on 28 March 1864 (to date from 20 January) but was killed at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3. His wound at Sharpsburg also on a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862, as Capt J Hardin; he's listed at the top of the regiment rather then with his Company. His gravesite is on Findagrave; he also has a marker in Holly Springs, MS. His picture from a quarter-plate ambrotype published in Roberts & Moneyhon's (1994), courtesy of Judge Henry Woods.


07/17/1829; Monroe County, KY


05/12/1864; Spotsylvania Court House, VA; burial in Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA


1   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 29788]