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E. Harland

E. Harland

Federal (USV)


Edward Harland

(1832 - 1915)

Home State: Connecticut

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Corps


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He was a lawyer before the war. In May 1861 he was commissioned Captain in the 3rd Connecticut Infantry and fought at First Bull Run, VA in July. In October 1861 he was appointed Colonel of the 8th Connecticut and was on General Burnside's North Carolina expedition.

On the Campaign

He commanded the 2nd Brigade in the Third Division/Ninth Corps in Maryland and assumed command of the Division after General Rodman was wounded on the afternoon of 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He continued in command of the Brigade at Fredericksburg and in November 1862 was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers commanding districts in North Carolina.

After the War

He continued his law practice and was later a politician, judge, and bank president.

References & notes

His basic bio and service from Warner.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the MOLLUS Massachusetts album.2


06/24/1832; Norwich, CT


03/09/1915; Norwich, CT; burial in Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, CT


1   Warner, Ezra J., Generals in Blue, Lives of the Union Commanders, Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1964  [AotW citation 29466]

2   US Army, Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: Vol. 56, pg. 2768  [AotW citation 29467]