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Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Christian Harwood

(1829 - 1863)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 53rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company K, 53rd Virginia Infantry on 9 May 1861. He was promoted to Captain on 9 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He assumed command of the Regiment at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 after Captain Pollard was killed.

The rest of the War

He died of disease at home in Charles City County, VA on 15 January 1863.

References & notes

Service and other details from Gregory G. Howard's 53rd Virginia Infantry (roster, 1999) via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from family genealogists.


1829; New Kent, VA


01/15/1863; Hartland, Charles City County, VA