|Birth: ||Apr. 10, 1842|
|Death: ||Aug. 30, 1940|
Samuel Arron Harrison;
MO Coleman's Battn Cavalry
Enlisted in Civil War 8/9/1862 under Col. Coleman at Eleven Points & was the last veteran to die in Dent Co.;
He was Confederate, and carried a bullet in his collar bone from Battle of West Plains;
He was the last survivor of civil war prison, Alton IL. 12/1864 to 6/3/1865.
Samuel Aaron Harrison was born at Hazelton, Texas County, Missouri, on 10 April 1842. Probably he was related in some manner to William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison, Presidents of the United States.
A member of the Eighth Missouri Volunteers (Confederate), Harrison was captured and interned at the notorious Federal prisoner-of-war camp at Alton, Illinois. In 1938 Harrison revisited the prison and selected a stone from its walls that later served as his tombstone. Harrison died at his home in Anutt, Dent County, Missouri, on 30 August 1940, at the age of ninety-eight.
At the grave is a stone removed from the old cell wall by special permission.
Created by: Bev
Record added: Mar 01, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10543429