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Confederate (CSV)


Robert Harris

(? - 1862)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was appointed 4th Sergeant, Company C, 2nd Mississippi Infantry on 1 August 1861 and his appointment was affirmed during the reorganiztion of April 1862. He was listed as 2nd Sergeant during the July/August 1862 muster.

On the Campaign

He is on the Confederate Roll of Honor (CSA General Orders No. 87, 10 December 1864) for bravery at "Boonsborough" (Fox's Gap on South Mountain), MD on 14 September. He was wounded by gunshot to the left leg in action and captured at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated and he was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 4 October but he died there on 8 October 1862. He was originally buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick (and may still be there).

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Life and service details from roster data compiled by Michael R. Brasher. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2


10/08/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4498]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #534  [AotW citation 21317]