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J.L. Harris

J.L. Harris

Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant Colonel

John L. Harris

(1828 - 1874)

Home State: North Carolina

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 24th North Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 32, from Person County, he was commissioned Captain, Company H of the 24th Infantry on 6 June 1861. Following the reorganization of May 1862 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment, to date from 16 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the regiment in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action at Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 13 December 1862. He was with the Regiment through the War until severely wounded at Hatcher's Run in February 1865.

References & notes

His photograph is from Clark1. Service details from that volume and Moore's Roster2. His life dates transcribed from his tombstone by Ken and Becky Dalton.




11/22/1874; burial in private cemetery, Pender County, NC


1   Clark, Walter, editor, Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865, 5 vols., Raleigh and Goldsboro (NC): E. M. Uzzell, Nash Brothers, printers, 1901, Vol. 2, pg. 269  [AotW citation 995]

2   Moore, John Wheeler (compiler), and State of North Carolina, Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States, 4 volumes, Raleigh: Ashe & Gatling, State Printers and Publishers, 1882, Vol. 2, pp. 288, 312  [AotW citation 996]