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Confederate (CSV)


Michael Garber Harman


(1823 - 1877)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 52nd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

By 1860 he owned and operated a hotel and a stage line in Staunton, Virginia. He entered service and was appointed Major and Quartermaster at Staunton in April 1861, and served there until January 1862. He was elected Captain, Company H of the 34th Virginia Infantry, then Lieutenant Colonel of the 52nd in August 1861. In January he resigned his QM post and served with the Regiment. He briefly acted as Gen Jackson's Chief QM in February 1862, and was elected Colonel of the 52nd on 1 May. He was wounded in the arm in action at McDowell 8 May 1862, but rejoined the Regiment soon after.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Regiment in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was absent sick from October 1862 into March 1863, returned to the Regiment in April and May, then resigned because of disability in June. He served as QM at Staunton for the rest of the War.

References & notes

Biographical information collected on the Valley website,1 which also has an exhibit of Harman letters and broadsides.


08/22/1823; Staunton, VA


12/17/1877; Richmond, VA; burial in Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, VA


1   Ayers, Edward L., and William G. Thomas III, and Anne Sarah Rubin, co-editors, Valley of the Shadow, first accessed 07 June 2005, <>, Source page: (Harman)  [AotW citation 231]