(c. 1842 - 1862)
Home State: Georgia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 60th Georgia Infantry
The 1860 Federal Census for Murray County, GA, lists Robert Harris, age 18, in the home of John & Nancy Harris, with a Conasauga post office address. He enlisted in Dalton, GA as Private in Company E, 60th Infantry on 19 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.
The rest of the War
He died of wounds at J.H. Grove's Farm, MD, date not known. Probably buried originally on or near the battlefield at Sharpsburg and reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.
References & notes
Burial information from Pruett1, Service data from Henderson2, which says he was killed outright on 17 September 1862. Further details from his service records at the National Archives, some of which show his death on 18 September 1862. The Jr, and Census listing from information at the Murray County Courthouse posted online by the Murray County (Virtual) Museum.
1862; Sharpsburg, 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 4722]
2 Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964, Vol. 6 [AotW citation 13346]