LTC William Hamilton Harris

LTC William Hamilton Harris

Birth
Albany, Albany County, New York, USA
Death 6 Nov 1895 (aged 57)
Liguria, Italy
Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 11602784 · View Source
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Graduate of the University of Rochester and the United States Military Academy[1861].
Military service. Second Lieutenant of Ordnance. Commanded a section of artillery at Battle of First Bull Run, July 21, 1861. Was promoted to 1st lieutenant and captain. Brevet major and lt. colonel, August 1, 1864. In command of Indianapolis Arsenal, Indiana, when discharged at own request, September 21, 1870.
Businessman. "Harris was a member of the Church, and an earnest, hearty, happy Christian, and engaged in many church and charitable enterprises." A friend wrote, "Colonel Harris was one of God's noblemen; he belonged to His chivalry."
Was a son of Congressman Ira Harris.


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  • Created by: Seward R. Osborne
  • Added: 24 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11602784
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC William Hamilton Harris (6 Jun 1838–6 Nov 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11602784, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Seward R. Osborne (contributor 46798812) .