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 Thomas Harrison

Thomas Harrison

Birth
Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Death 14 Jul 1891 (aged 68)
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Burial Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Plot Block 19 Lot 86
Memorial ID 18054 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He moved to Texas in 1843, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced to practice law in Monroe County, Mississippi. During the Mexican War of 1846, he served as a member of the 1st Mississippi Rifles. Returning to Texas after the war, he served a term in the Texas Legislature and was a Captain of a Texas Volunteer Militia Company. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he entered the Confederate Army as a Captain in the 8th Texas Cavalry. Promoted Colonel prior to the Battle of Murfreesboro, he also commanded a regiment at Chickamauga. For his actions during the campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas, he was appointed Brigadier General on January 14, 1865. After the war, he returned to Waco, Texas, resumed his legal practice, was elected a District Court Judge and was a Democratic Presidential Elector in 1872.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 25 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18054
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Harrison (1 May 1823–14 Jul 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18054, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .