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Gen George Paul Harrison, Sr
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Birth: Oct. 19, 1813
Effingham County
Georgia, USA
Death: May 15, 1888
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

Civil War Confederate Militia General. The child of a well-off family, he was raised on a Savannah River plantation and became a successful rice planter. Active in politics, he was to represent Chatham County (Savannah) in the Georgia State Legislature begining in 1842 and intermittantly for the rest of his life. A Georgia militia officer, he rose to brigadier general prior to the Civil War; with the onset of hostilities, Harrison was appointed Brigadier General of Georgia Troops by his old friend Governor Joe Brown, to rank as such from September 14, 1861. His main duties were commanding a recruit training camp near Savannah and guarding the Georgia coast. In December 1864 he was captured by Union troops while visiting his plantation; released, he never did sign the oath of allegiance. After the war, Harrison returned to politics, serving again in the legislature and as clerk of the Savannah and Chatham County courts. He died of a heart attack. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Thursa A. Harrison (1820 - 1902)*
 
 Children:
  George Paul Harrison (1841 - 1922)*
  Camilla Harrison McCoy (1861 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Grove Cemetery (North)
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Bob Hufford
Record added: Aug 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40507447
Gen George Paul Harrison, Sr
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