|Death: ||Apr. 19, 1865|
Captain Addison Harvey
JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION
ARMY OF TENNESSEE
General Orders No. 11: Hdqrs. Jackson's Cavalry Division near Sumterville, Ala, May 1, 1865. ‘Tis the sad duty of your division commander to announce the death of one of our most gallant and heroic officers. Capt. Addison Harvey, commanding scouts, was assassinated in Columbus, Ga., while in the discharge of his duty, assisting the commandant of the post in restoring order, by a citizen of that place, on the 19th instant. Serving with distinguished gallantry under General Johnston during the campaigns in Mississippi and Northern Georgia and again under General Hood in Tennessee, he won the confidence and esteem of all who knew him and received as a lasting mark of General Johnston's appreciation of his services the proud appellation of the "young officer of great courage and sagacity."
Thus perished by the hand of an assassin, one who had passed unscathed through a hundred combats, a hero and patriot, a man whose military genius seemed like inspiration and yet never neglected any precaution to ensure success. He was buried at Columbus Georgia and his comrades spent the rest of the war without him.
From the Local Canton paper:
The remains of the late Captain Addison Harvey, having been disinterred from their original burial place in Columbus, Georgia, were this forenoon, re-interred in the new cemetery at this place [Canton] with appropriate ceremonies.
There is a dispatch recorded in the War of the Rebellion, from Addison at Montgomery on April 14th. Another dispatch which is dated May 1, 1865 and is designated as General Orders, says that Addison was assassinated . . . on the 19th instant. We assume that means the date is April 19, 1865. The monument lists Harvey's death date as April 9, 1865, the day Lee surrendered. According to the dispatches, Addison Harvey was alive after April 14 in order to reach Columbus.
Canton City Cemetery
Maintained by: James Ahaesy
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Feb 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10527058