Maj John Stuart Hard

Maj John Stuart Hard

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Death 20 Sep 1863 (aged 20)
Burial Graniteville, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 12536210 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Officer. John Stewart Hard was a native of Charleston, South Carolina. On June 4, 1861, he was commissioned a Captain and assigned Company F, 7th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry. He received his promotion to Major on September 17, 1862. Throughout the years of the war, he and his regiment participated in frequent brutal battles including the fighting at Fredericksburg's Maryes Heights and Gettysburg's Wheatfield. Preceding the September 20, 1863 battle at Chickamauga, Georgia, his regiment was part of General Lafayette McLaws Division – General Joseph Kershaw's Brigade. With the death of Lieutenant Colonel Elbert Bland ,the commanding officer of 7th South Carolina Infantry, Major Hard established control of his fellow South Carolinians. Like his predecessor, he too was killed in the sector of the battlefield known as Snodgrass Hill while in command of the regiment. The gallant officer was twenty years old.


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  • Created by: Stonewall
  • Added: 28 Nov 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 12536210
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj John Stuart Hard (2 Dec 1842–20 Sep 1863), Find a Grave Memorial no. 12536210, citing Graniteville Cemetery, Graniteville, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Stonewall (contributor 46536634) .