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Charles Garrison Harker
Birth: Dec. 2, 1835
Swedesboro
Gloucester County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1864
Cobb County
Georgia, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. 1858 West Point Graduate. Appointed Colonel of the 65th Ohio Infantry at the outset of the war. Commanded brigades at the Battles of Perryville and Murfreesboro. Promoted to Brigadier General in 1863. On September 20, 1863 he greatly aided General George Thomas' staunch defense on Snodgrass House Hill, which saved the Union Army from disaster. While in command of a brigade during the 1864 Atlanta campaign, his division was ordered to assault nearly impregnable Confederate positions at Kennesaw Mountain. The assault was thrown back, and General Harker was mortally wounded (he had led the attack while mounted to inspire his men). 

Cause of death: Mortally wounded in battle
 
Burial:
Trinity Episcopal Church New Cemetery
Swedesboro
Gloucester County
New Jersey, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 08, 2000
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- R I P
 Added: Dec. 2, 2014

- Rich D.
 Added: Dec. 2, 2014
My husbands 3rd Great Grandfather Henry Penfield wrote in his civil war journal about General Harker. Here is his last entry about him:June 27, 1864Soon Brigadier General Charles Garrison Harker rode up to the right of his line, near me & seemingly surpri...(Read more)
- Jessica Fuller Gall
 Added: Nov. 18, 2014
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