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LTC William Hamilton Harris
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Birth: Jun. 6, 1838
Albany
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 6, 1895
Liguria, Italy

Graduate of the University of Rochester and the United States Military Academy[1861].
Military service. Second Lieutenant of Ordnance. Commanded a section of artillery at Battle of First Bull Run, July 21, 1861. Was promoted to 1st lieutenant and captain. Brevet major and lt. colonel, August 1, 1864. In command of Indianapolis Arsenal, Indiana, when discharged at own request, September 21, 1870.
Businessman. "Harris was a member of the Church, and an earnest, hearty, happy Christian, and engaged in many church and charitable enterprises." A friend wrote, "Colonel Harris was one of God's noblemen; he belonged to His chivalry."
Was a son of Congressman Ira Harris. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Emma H Witt Harris (1844 - 1924)*
 
 Children:
  Emma Witt Harris Conner (1870 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Seward R. Osborne
Record added: Aug 24, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11602784
LTC William Hamilton Harris
Added by: Seward R. Osborne
 
LTC William Hamilton Harris
Added by: Seward R. Osborne
 
LTC William Hamilton Harris
Added by: Seward R. Osborne
 
 
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