Col Merry Bracy Harris

Col Merry Bracy Harris

Birth
Gallatin, Copiah County, Mississippi, USA
Death 30 Aug 1865 (aged 35–36)
Columbus, Hickman County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 103995682 · View Source
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Father: Judge Buckner Harris B: 4 Jul 1801 Athens, Clarke, Georgia D: 19 Aug 1866 Gonzales Co., Texas
Mother: Peninah Steele B: 1801 Unkn D: 17 Aug 1848 DeWitt, Texas

Married 1st: Sarah Evelyn Allen on 1 March 1850 in Gallatin, Copiah, Mississippi, (Unknown burial site) had one son, Robert Morehead Harris (My Grt-grdfather) one daughter
Nancy (Nannie) B. Harris B: 28 March 1852 D: 11 Sept. 1932,
found her in 1860 Census Gallitin, Copiah, MS & findagrave M# 145605283.

Married 2nd: Hettie T. Bullock on 1 Dec 1861 in Hickmam Co., Kentucy, had two children: Edward Bullock Harris and Merrie (Ella) Harris

American Civil War
Company D, 12th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry
"Pettus Relief" Volunteers
Enlisted as Captain on 11 March 1861 in Corinth, Alcorn, Mississippi promoted to Full LT Colonel, Promoted to Full Colonel
Wounded twice, the first time in a battle near Chancellorsville in Dec 1862, and the second at Weldon Railroad on June 24, 1864, when he was shoot in the head by a sharpshooter. He returned to Columbus, Kentucky with Hettie on a furlough and died on 30 Aug 1865. ( can't find burial in MS, KY, SC or GA) Said to be Bullock Cemetery, near Columbus, KY, (I looked he's not there)

This info came from the University of Southern Mississippi- McCain Library and Archives. Collection Number: M210

Special thanks to Martha Reid Chapter 19 UDC

Special Thanks to Tom Harris for portait.

Special Thanks to Blue & Gray Magazine Oct. 2015 Edition
IF ANYONE HAS INFO ON THIS HARRIS FAMILY PLEASE CONTACT WITH THE EDIT BUTTON OR AT fasteddie72654@yahoo.com

LDS # KC4H-KPB


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