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 Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison

Birth
Alabama, USA
Death 1 Nov 1876 (aged 55)
Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Burial Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 18070 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Entered the Confederate Army at the start of the Civil War, becoming first a 1st Lieutenant in the 11th Mississippi Infantry before transferring to the 43rd Mississippi Infantry at the same rank in April 1862. A month later he was advanced to Major of the unit, the was promoted to Colonel and commander in January 1863. He led the unit the the battles in Mississippi and in the Siege of Vicksburg. His regiment lost 58 soldiers in the course of the siege and he was captured when the bastion capitulated on July 4, 1863. Eventually paroled, he worked to gather up the 43rd Mississippi soldiers who were scattered after Vicksburg, and was successful in reconstituing the unit. He subseqeuntly fought in the Atlanta Campaign and the battles in Tennessse in late 1864. When his brigade commander, John Adams, was killed at the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin, he assumed command of the brigade, which he led up to the final surrender in North Carolina in May 1865. After the war he practice medicine in Texas, where he died in Waco in 1876.

Bio by: Russ Dodge



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  • Added: 25 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18070
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Harrison (13 Mar 1821–1 Nov 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18070, citing First Street Cemetery, Waco, McLennan County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .